Infer BGP 'source address' value dynamically

Eric Cables ecables at
Tue Jul 8 21:11:56 CEST 2014

One last ping on this, to see if anyone has a BIRD specific solution /

-- Eric Cables

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 1:44 PM, Eric Cables <ecables at> wrote:

> I was hoping someone could assist with defining a local constant for a BGP
> 'source address' through dynamic means. An example would be 'router id
> from' where a mask and prefix can be identified to inherit the router ID.
> router id from "lo*";
> saddr = <whatever router id inherited>
> I was hoping that router id would be an internal symbol, but I don't see
> it in the 'show symbols ...' output.
> Any thoughts? The goal is to make this configuration as dynamic as
> possible, so that it can be deployed to a number of systems without manual
> changes on each.
> -- Eric Cables
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