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bgpdump - translate MRT format files into readable output

BGPDUMP(1)   BGPDUMP(1)

NAME

bgpdump - translate MRT format files into readable output

VERSION

Version 1.4.99.15+hg127

SYNOPSIS

Usage:
 
    bgpdump [-m|-M] [-t dump|-t change] [-O <output-file>] <input-file>

OPTIONS

Output mode:
-H
multi-line, human-readable (the default)
-m
one-line per entry with unix timestamps
-M
one-line per entry with human readable timestamps in the form MM/DD/YY HH:MM:SS (there are other differences between -m and -M)
 
Common options:
-O file
output to file instead of STDOUT
-s
log to syslog (the default)
-v
log to STDERR
 
Options for -m and -M modes:
-t dump
timestamps for RIB dumps reflect the time of the dump (the default)
-t change
timestamps for RIB dumps reflect the last route modification
-p
show packet index at second position
 
Special options:
-T
run internal tests and exit

INPUT FORMATS

•MRT routing table dump entries in TABLE_DUMP or TABLE_DUMP_V2 types
 
•Zebra/Quagga BGP records:
 
•BGP messages (OPEN, UPDATE, NOTIFY, KEEPALIVE)
 
•BGP state changes
 
•File may be gzipped or bzip2’d and/or passed in through stdin
 
The file format is described in the Internet Draft grow-mrt-13: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-grow-mrt-13

BUGS

If a single update message contains more than 8192 added or withdrawn prefixes, all those above that number are ignored.
 
Files with a name longer than 999 characters cannot be processed.
 
The bgpdump program is not y2038 compliant. This is inherited from the file format.

DEBIAN

Besides bug fixes, the following changes were done in the packaging for the Debian distribution:
 
•The maximum number of prefixes processed from a single update messages was raised from 2050 to 8192.

AUTHOR

bgpdump was originally written by Dan Ardelean and the RIPE NCC took over maintenance in 2005.
 
bgpdump is Copyright © 2007-2011 RIPE NCC
 
This manpage is based on bgpdump’s usage output, the bgpdump’s homepage, and other sources. It was written for the Debian project by Christoph Biedl <debian.axhn@manchmal.in-ulm.de> but may be used by others.
10/30/2016