New release 1.3.1!

David J Craigon david at
Mon May 2 11:21:38 CEST 2011

That changed in Bird 1.3.0, didn't it? I think the reason it went from
1.2 -> 1.3 was because there were config file syntax changes.


On 2 May 2011 09:42, Matthew Walster <matthew at> wrote:
> 2011/5/2 Ondrej Filip <feela at>:
>> Changes:
>> Version 1.3.1 (2011-05-02)
>>  o Added Linux kernel route attributes krt_prefsrc and krt_realm.
>>  o Added BGP option 'med metric' related to MED handling.
>>  o Allows to use constants from /etc/iproute2/rt_* files.
>>  o Several bugfixes.
> Just a word of warning to those thinking of just blindly upgrading -
> there have been some syntax changes in the configuration files.
> For instance, I use BIRD primarily to get a live view of BGP, so all
> it's peerings are via eBGP multihop. In a protocol statement, I had
> "multihop 64 via saddress;" (where saddress was a pre-defined
> constant) which I had to change to just "multihop 64;"
> Of course, those of you with critical infrastructure uses of BIRD
> (IXPs etc) you'll test and discover this rather than encounter an
> issue like this ;)
> Matthew Walster

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