Provided by: bgpdump_1.6.2-2_amd64
bgpdump - translate MRT format files into readable output
Usage: bgpdump [-m|-M] [-t dump|-t change] [-O <output-file>] <input-file>
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
• 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: https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-grow-mrt-13
If a single update message contains more than 8192 added or withdrawn prefixes, all those above that number are ignored.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.
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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> but may be used by others. BGPDUMP(1)