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Re: Open Source BGP Route Optimization?

  • From: Bob Martin
  • Date: Thu May 27 12:39:25 2004

This should help

Olivier Bonaventure wrote:


Does anybody happen to know of any open source project working on a BGP
route optimizer like what Route Science or Internap or the likes have

The TOTEM project (see ) is building a set
of open source traffic engineering tools. Our focus is currently on
tools that can allow ISPs to engineer/capacity plan their network by :
- tuning BGP configuration
- tuning IGP weights
- establishing intra- and inter-domain MPLS tunnels

The TOTEM toolbox will evolve over a three years period and the first
version will be available this fall from the project web site.

Concerning BGP, the project has already developped a tool called C-BGP
( that can be used to simulate the behavior
of BGP in large networks. C-BGP supports a configuration language
similar to current routers and we have used it to simulated networks
with 10.000 routers. We are currently using CBGP to perform what-if
analysis to evaluate the impact of link, router and peering failures in
transit networks.
We are interested in discussing with ISPs who would like to use/test
such an opensource traffic engineering toolbox on ther network.

Best regards,

Olivier Bonaventure

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