Bird 1.3.3 - Reserved keywords?

Michael Vallaly bird at
Tue Sep 13 16:39:04 CEST 2011


I migrated some of our routers to Bird 1.3.3 yesterday and noticed that
I was getting a syntax error in some of our previously working bird
1.3.2 configurations.

Seems the word "external" is now a reserved word in 1.3.3?

6 :
7 : # Configure Additional Routing Tables
8 : table internal;
9 : table external;

The configuration above seems to work fine in 1.3.2, and
generates a syntax error on line 9 in bird 1.3.3.

Just wanted to make sure this was expected behavior.

birdc show symbols |grep -ci external

Thanks again to all the developers making bird such a great piece of


Michael Vallaly <bird at>

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