Run external script after accepting BGP update or withdraw

Job Snijders job at
Sun Jul 20 11:19:04 CEST 2014

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 06:01:19PM +0100, Alex Bligh wrote:

> On 18 Jul 2014, at 17:44, Ondrej Filip <feela at> wrote:
> > On 18.7.2014 10:50, Stanislav Datskevich wrote:
> >> So, this feature will not be implemented? I think BIRD will turn into
> >> BGP swiss-knife if it will be.
> > 
> > I think, this sounds interesting to me. And it shouldn't be very
> > complicated to code it. I will look at it.
> Can I suggest you make the syntax such that a script is but one option?
> I can see a good case for (e.g.) triggering a little lua to run, which
> would not involve a fork() and be much faster. Clearly someone else would
> have to code that bit, but generalising this might be useful. This way
> you could get your lua to filter out 99% of things before running
> (e.g.) a script. We have some experience integrating lua things and
> whilst I can't guarantee it, we may be prepared to take a look.

LUA in BIRD for stuff like this would make for extreme versatility, good

Kind regards,


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