The Micro BGP Suite has a new utility: peerindex
I am happy to announce that µbgpsuite has a new tool in its arsenal, peerindex.
When implementing bgpgrep, I removed any functionality not strictly related to BGP filtering dump, this included the PEER INDEX TABLE inspection feature previously provided by bgpscanner, that is:
$ bgpscanner -f
This command used to display every PEER INDEX TABLE entry referenced by at least one RIB entry. It was a useful tool to quickly recognize which peers populated a RIB dump.
µbgpsuite will get a dedicated tool for this task, the main topic of this article: peerindex.
In addition to showing only the referenced peers inside PEER INDEX TABLE, it can also dump the full table as is.
Hint – as always, you can get a convenient PDF version of the manual page, like this:
$ sed s/@UTILITY@/peerindex/g tools/peerindex/peerindex.1.in | groffer
Don’t you love man pages? ☺
Enjoy, and happy hacking,