Route Servers

  • BKNIX Route Servers consist of BIRD (BIRD Internet Routing Daemon) that support both a 2-byte & 4-byte AS number.
  • There are different major BIRD versions.
  • We recommend to establish sessions with more than one available route servers on the VLANs (possibly all) as when one route server goes into maintenance mode, this will not affect your connectivity.
Route Servers Details
Both Route servers support dual stack IPv4/IPv6 peering using BIRD version 2 and above.
ASN Name Protocol Address
63529 RS0 IPv4
IPv6 2001:df5:b881::68
RS1 99 IPv4
100 IPv6 2001:df5:b881::69
Setup peering guideline
In the "router bgp (your AS)" configuration of your router to the BKNIX, you should add two peers to the AS63529.
router bgp (your AS)
bgp deterministic-med
bgp log-neighbor-changes
no bgp enforce-first-as
no bgp default ipv4-unicast
neighbor BKNIX-RS-v4 peer-group
neighbor BKNIX-RS-v4 remote-as 63529
neighbor BKNIX-RS-v4 description BKNIX-RS-IPv4-Peering-Lan
neighbor BKNIX-RS-v6 peer-group
neighbor BKNIX-RS-v6 remote-as 63529
neighbor BKNIX-RS-v6 description BKNIX-RS-IPv6-Peering-Lan
neighbor remote-as 63529
neighbor peer-group BKNIX-RS-v4
neighbor description RS0
neighbor remote-as 63529
neighbor peer-group BKNIX-RS-v4
neighbor description RS1
neighbor 2001:DEB:0:68::68 remote-as 63529
neighbor 2001:DEB:0:68::68 peer-group  BKNIX-RS-v6
neighbor 2001:DEB:0:68::68 description RS0
neighbor 2001:DEB:0:68::69 remote-as 63529
neighbor 2001:DEB:0:68::69 peer-group BKNIX-RS-v6
neighbor 2001:DEB:0:68::69 description RS1
address-family ipv4
  neighbor activate
  neighbor activate
  neighbor BKNIX-RS-v4 send-community both
  neighbor BKNIX-RS-v4 next-hop-self
  neighbor BKNIX-RS-v4 remove-private-as
  neighbor BKNIX-RS-v4 maximum-prefix 150000
address-family ipv6
  neighbor 2001:DEB:0:68::68 activate
  neighbor 2001:DEB:0:68::69 activate
  neighbor BKNIX-RS-v6 send-community both
  neighbor BKNIX-RS-v6 next-hop-self
  neighbor BKNIX-RS-v6 remove-private-as
  neighbor BKNIX-RS-v6 maximum-prefix 50000
Set up a peering with the BKNIX Route Servers. Also shown is a sample Cisco router config that can be used to set up this peering with the AS63529 routers.
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BKNIX Route server object
Members connected to BKNIX Route servers (AS63529) (list of ASes):
Member's AS-SET IPv4 known by BKNIX Route servers (AS63529) (list of AS-SET)
Member's AS-SET IPv6 known by BKNIX Route servers (AS63529) (list of AS-SET)

BKNIX Route Servers are MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) compliant.