DENOG 10

»OpenBGPD, gotta go fast!«
2018-11-21, 14:30–14:45, Ferrum

Status update about current work done on OpenBGPD and how this can be used as a route-server alternative at internet exchange points.

OpenBGPD was started in 2003 and became quickly popular in many smaller networks and also as route-server at many IXPs. Over the years the requirements for running BGP -- especially route servers at exchange points -- has changed but OpenBGPD did not keep up with some of them. Thanks to the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund and donations by various IXPs a lot of improvements are currently done. This presentation is an update what was achieved until now and what will come. One of the show cases is how OpenBGPD can be used together with arouteserver -- a config generator -- to build secure route-servers for IXPs.