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Re: Building a BGP test network
Jason Lewis wrote:
I'm building a BGP test network and I'd like to replicate a full route table on a few of my routers. I thought I might be able to use Quagga and insert a rib dump, but I'm not finding a lot of info on if it's possible. (I've pinged the quagga list and didn't get any response)I've done this in the (distant) past by taking the output from 'show ip route' from one of our live transit routers, and awking it into a load of 'route add' commands on a spare FreeBSD box. Run quagga on that, and hook it into your test network. I needed to change some sysctl parameters to allow for that many routes though - and that was when it was 90K routes, not 230K :-)
You can do similar things in perl with Net::BGP, without bothering the host system's routing table, too.