Github copy notes
This is my github copy of pybgp, which is usually hosted on launchpad. Although I have little towards bzr, I am mort comfortable with git and I really like github so I thought I'd make a copy here for my own convenience. Please note that at this point, this version is not modified from the original with exception to this readme file.
This code is a simple python BGP implementation. It only speaks the protocol; there is no code for building or maintaining a RIB, or doing kernel-layer stuff such as inserting or deleting routes.
Whilst I'm not opposed to someone else adding those things, I have no use for them, so please don't ask me to write them ;o)
The intended use is for things such as anycast load-balancing, as with DNS or similar services. There is a script in "examples" which is very similar to the code we use.
There are a few tests; there could and should be more.
The code as written requires Python 2.5 struct.unpack_from. It would be pretty easy to either remove this requirement or make a compatibility layer for older python versions.
The project is run, somewhat against my better judgement, in Launchpad: