[quagga-dev 1253] Re: plans for quagga

Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie
Sun Jun 6 22:12:33 BST 2004


On Sun, 6 Jun 2004, J. Simonetti wrote:

> Are there any plan for quagga to include an rtnetlink like 
> interface into the deamons so you can get BGP info from outside?

It's on the wish-list, yes.

> Reason I ask is I'm starting on building an accounting system for 
> linux/quagga using ctnetlink (interface to conntrack of iptables) 
> wich should become Netflow compatible. To get source, destination 
> and nexthop AS numbers i would need a hook into the bgp table.
> Are there existing methods like using the CLI libraries to get this 
> info?

Not any good ones. vtysh gets by by way of intimate knowledge of the 
vty interface hacked to run over AF_LOCAL. But it's not a very good 

> Requirements are offcourse an interface wich can work a high speeds 
> and with little impact on the bgp process.

A generic information exchange protocol is something that'd be nice 
to have.

> Thanks in advance.
> Jeroen Simonetti

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