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µbgpsuite - Micro BGP Suite and Utility library
µbgpsuite, the Micro BGP Suite and Utility library, is a project
aiming to provide a low level library and utilities for
high-performance and flexible network analysis, with special
focus on the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).
The purpose of this suite is establishing a friendly environment
for research and experimentation of useful data study
techniques to improve network health.
lonetix - Low-overhead Networking programming Interface
The project is centered around
lonetix, a low overhead and
low level networking library written in C.
It provides a set of general functionality to implement the suite utilities.
lonetix principles are:
lonetixhas to be fast and versatile;
- predictability: data structures and functions should be predictable and reflect the actual protocol, abstraction should not degenerate into alienation;
- zero copy and zero overhead: be friendly to your target CPU and cache,
you never know just how fast or poweful the target platform will be,
lonetixshould be capable of performing useful work on embedded systems as well as full fledged power systems alike;
- lean: try to be self-contained and only introduce dependencies when strictly necessary.
Extensive documentation of
lonetix and its API is available.
lonetix is the building block of
peerindex, this far our
only two utilities - but more of them are coming, right?
bgpgrep performs fast and reliable analysis of MRT dumps
collected by most Route Collecting projects. It takes a different
turn compared to most similar tools, in that it provides extensive
filtering utilities, in order to extrapolate only relevant data
out of each MRT dump (and incidentally save quite some time).
In-depth documentation of
bgpgrep is available in its man page.
peerindex allows to quickly inspect the peer index table record inside
MRT TABLE_DUMP_V2 RIBs. Just like
bgpgrep, documentation is
available in a dedicated man page.
The Micro BGP Suite uses Meson to manage its build process.
The basic steps to configure and build
lonetix and every utility, with
debug options enabled, is:
$ git clone https://git.doublefourteen.io/bgp/ubgpsuite.git $ cd ubgpsuite $ meson build && cd build $ ninja
In case you want to perform a release build, enable the release configuration, like this:
$ git clone https://git.doublefourteen.io/bgp/ubgpsuite.git $ cd ubgpsuite $ meson --buildtype=release build && cd build $ ninja
Or, alternatively, run the following command inside an already existing
$ meson configure -Dbuildtype=release $ ninja
Many build options are available to configure
µbgpsuite build, you can use:
$ meson configure
to list them. Refer to the official documentation for more advanced build management tasks.
The Micro BGP Suite uses Doxygen to document its API.
In order to build
µbgpsuite documentation you must enable the
configure flag. This flag is enabled automatically if you have
installed in your system when you run
meson to configure the project for the
Once the flag is enabled, you can use:
$ ninja doc
inside build directory to generate Doxygen documentation.
You can access the documentation by pointing your web browser to
doc/html/index.html inside the build directory.
The Micro BGP Suite is free software.
You can redistribute the
lonetix library and/or modify it under the terms of the
GNU Lesser General Public License.
You can redistribute any utility and/or modify it under the terms of the
GNU General Public License.
The Micro BGP Suite is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the license terms for more details.
COPYING.LESSER for the GNU Lesser General Public License terms,
COPYING.GPL for the GNU General Public License terms.