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Feature #2825

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OpenBGPd: Add options prepend-neighbor and prepend-self

Added by Andreas Bjorshammar over 9 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
openbgpd
Target version:
-
Start date:
02/19/2013
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

To be able to more properly control traffic flow, adding "prepend-neighbor" and "prepend-self" to the list of options would really help.
This allows for bgp to add extra hops when presenting a route to specified neighbor and also add extra hops in the local routing table.
This works today, but you need to write it manually into the config file, rendering the gui unusable:

neighbor 10.11.3.37 {
        descr "<DESCRIPTION>" 
    remote-as 64600 
    local-address 10.11.3.38 
    set prepend-neighbor 1
    set prepend-self 1
}

Currently running OpenBGPd package 0.5.6 on pfSense 2.0.2 Release amd64.

Actions #1

Updated by Reiner Keller over 9 years ago

Hi,

also an Option "set nexthop <ip>" would be great for CARP IP announcing (and perhaps also "set nexthop no-modify").
So BGP failover can be done instantly instead of waiting for rebuild BGP routing tables after failover / fallback.

Actions #2

Updated by allen landsidel over 7 years ago

Two years since the ticket was open, these config options are both still missing from the GUI. Is this package no longer actively maintained?

Actions #3

Updated by Chris Buechler over 7 years ago

those who use these options are using raw config currently. It's maintained, just hasn't gotten many if any feature additions in the past couple years. Pull requests at github welcome.

Actions #4

Updated by Lucas Jackson over 5 years ago

Hello,
I know it's been a long time since this thread was started, but we started using the openBGPd package and noticed those options were missing. We added the prepending options to the gui, and pushed them to the repo. They are now officially part of the package, and they work great. Go check for the latest updates and enjoy!
Lucas

Actions #6

Updated by Renato Botelho over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
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