A Python tool to automatically build (and test) feature-rich configurations for BGP route servers.
How it works¶
Two YAML files provide general policies and clients configurations options:
cfg: rs_as: 999 router_id: "192.0.2.2" add_path: True filtering: next_hop: policy: "same-as" blackhole_filtering: policy_ipv4: "rewrite-next-hop" ...
clients: - asn: 111 ip: - "192.0.2.11" - "2001:db8:1:1::11" irrdb: as_sets: - "AS-AS111MAIN" ...
Jinja2 built-in templates are used to render the final route server’s configuration file.
Currently, BIRD (1.6.3) and OpenBGPD (OpenBSD 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2) are supported.
Validation and testing are performed using the built-in live tests framework: Docker instances are used to simulate several scenarios, and more custom scenarios can be built on the basis of the user’s needs. More details on the Live tests section.
- Path hiding mitigation techniques (RFC7947 section 2.3.1).
- Filtering features (most enabled by default):
- NEXT_HOP enforcement (strict / same AS - RFC7948 section 4.8);
- minimum and maximum IPv4/IPv6 prefix length;
- maximum AS_PATH length;
- reject invalid AS_PATHs (containing private/invalid ASNs);
- reject AS_PATHs containing transit-free ASNs;
- RPKI-based filtering (RFC6811);
- reject bogons;
- prefixes and origin ASNs enforcing via RPSL/IRRdb AS-SETs (RFC7948 section 4.6.2);
- max-prefix limit based on global or client-specific values or on PeeringDB data.
- Blackhole filtering support:
- optional NEXT_HOP rewriting;
- signalling via BGP Communities (BLACKHOLE and custom communities);
- client-by-client control over propagation.
- Graceful shutdown support:
- honor the GRACEFUL_SHUTDOWN BGP community received from clients (draft-ietf-grow-bgp-gshut-11);
- allow to perform a graceful shutdown of the route server itself.
- Control and informative communities:
- prefix/origin ASN present/not present in IRRDB data;
- routes RPKI validity state;
- do (not) announce to any / peer / on RTT basis;
- prepend to any / peer / on RTT basis;
- add NO_EXPORT / NO_ADVERTISE to any / peer;
- custom informational BGP communities.
- Optional session features on a client-by-client basis:
- Automatic building of clients list:
- IX-F Member Export JSON files creation.
- Related tools:
- Invalid routes reporter, to log or report invalid routes and their reject reason.
More feature are already planned: see the Future work section for more details.
- RIPE74, 10 May 2017, Connect Working Group: video (9:53), slides (PDF)
- Salottino MIX, 30 May 2017: slides
Mentions / endorsements:
- Job Snijders, LINX99, 20 November 2017: slides
Who is using ARouteServer?¶
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Beta testing, looking for testers and reviewers.
Anyone who wants to share his/her point of view, to review the output configurations or to test them is more than welcome!