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Re: using gated for multi-home BGP
- From: Peter Galbavy
- Date: Mon Oct 18 05:17:03 1999
On Sat, Oct 16, 1999 at 12:12:42PM -0400, Jim Mercer wrote:
> the configs are based on a few factoids derived from the examples and alot
> of trial and error.
> also, if using an intel platform, with FreeBSD, what would your recommendations
> be for processor/RAM with two full peers?
This is *not* a recommendation to drop gated, but you may want to
start looking at zebra (http://www.zebra.org) which is becoming stable
enough to use in a "real" environment. Comparing to the public
versions of gated, it uses less memory and less CPU and supported lots
more "new" (read necessary) attributes.
Our external router (just onefor now - it is only a small network)
runs gated, but next time I am back in the office on a weekend it is
likely to get zebra installed. I have zebra operating (bgpd actually -
not kernel updates) on my test/desktop machine with 3 full-ish BGP peers
in 64M RAM:
bgpd> show ip bgp sum
Neighbor V AS MsgRcvd MsgSent TblVer InQ OutQ Up/Down State/Pref
220.127.116.11 4 9179 435872 59921 0 0 0 01w2d16h 66646
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 4 AAAA 1856882 61712 0 0 0 3d08h37m 65153
YYYYYYYYYYYYY 4 BBBBB 106231 133262 0 0 0 5d21h22m 27668
PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE WAIT TIME CPU COMMAND
16556 root 2 0 20M 21M sleep select 23:18 0.34% bgpd
(IP and ASes blurred to protect my testing partners). This is no
exports - import only, but export works OK in our smaller tests.
The only major area I think needs lots of work is logging - I can
say this because I volunteered to do it, but have not had any spare
time in the passed couple of months.
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