Run external script after accepting BGP update or withdraw

Stanislav Datskevich sdatskevich at
Fri Jul 18 10:50:55 CEST 2014

So, this feature will not be implemented? I think BIRD will turn into BGP
swiss-knife if it will be.

2014-07-17 12:26 GMT+03:00 Stanislav Datskevich <sdatskevich at>:

> Hi, Baptiste, I know about ExaBGP, but I'm using BIRD to do all the BGP
> stuff: loadbalancing via ecmp at webfrontends, routeservers, soft routers
> etc, and now I need an external announces handling, so I've placed a
> feature request here :). If honored BIRD developers will decide to not
> implement this feature, I will look at another routing software.
> 2014-07-17 11:08 GMT+03:00 Baptiste Jonglez <bjonglez at>:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 09:15:04AM +0300, Stanislav Datskevich wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > Does BIRD support to run external command after BGP update or withdraw
>> > message received (and accepted by filter) with arguments or env
>> variables
>> > with details of received announce message?
>> Maybe ExaBGP is more suited for this:
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