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BGP swiss army knife

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ExaBGP allows engineers to control their network from commodity servers. Think of it as Software Defined Networking using BGP.

It can be used to announce ipv4, ipv6, vpn or flow routes (for DDOS protection) from its configuration file(s). ExaBGP can also transform BGP messages into friendly plain text or JSON which can be easily manipulate by scripts and report peer announcements.

Use cases include

  • Artemis Real-Time Detection and Automatic Mitigation for BGP Prefix Hijacking
  • GIXLG An SQL backed looking glass with with prefix routing visualisation
  • Service high availability automatically isolating dead servers / broken services
  • DDOS mitigation
  • Anycasted services



ExaBGP requires python 3.6 or later. It includes/vendors its dependencies.

Using pip

  1. Use pip to install the packages:
pip install -U exabgp
exabgp --help

Without installation

curl -L | tar zx
./exabgp-4.1.2/sbin/exabgp --help

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