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Re: route statistics
On Sat, May 18, 2002 at 07:02:58PM -0400, Ralph Doncaster <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote a message of 10 lines which said: > I'm trying to collect statistics on how many routes match certain > patterns. So far I've been using zebra, set term len 0, and then sh ip > bgp regexp, and wait for the total prefixes count at the end of the list. > I figure there must be a better way than this, but so far haven't found > one. Any ideas? Compile zebra with --enable-snmp (the Debian binary package just switched on this option) and snmpwalk the BGP table (188.8.131.52.2.1.15 == mib-2.15, see RFC 1657) ? I didn't benchmark the two solutions against each other. If the BGP machine is an actual forwarding router, not just a dedicated looking glass, be sure to look at its load, not just at the wall-clock response time. Another solution is to dump the routing table <URL:http://manticore.2y.net/doc/zebra/bgpd.html#Dump BGP packet and table> in MRT format and to use MRT tools to analyze it (I tried that and at least the Python version of these tools is hopelessly broken).