Command Syntax for BIRD configuration

Affandi INDRAJI affandi.indraji at
Mon Jan 25 10:19:09 CET 2010

Hi Ondrej,

Thanks for prompt reply.

A couple of question:
1. How to configure based on match AS for example in cisco, they have regular expression like _7898$, what is the equivalent of this command in BIRD config file (do you use the same regular expression syntax)?
2. I managed to set the community to let say 1000:1234, how to put it in the filter to match this community (let say, we want to advertise to certain peer only the routes that match community 1000:1234)

I'm sorry for such a basic question, I'm not used to config command and thanks a lot in advance.

Affandi Indraji

-----Original Message-----
From: Ondrej Zajicek [mailto:santiago at]
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 5:16 PM
To: Affandi INDRAJI
Cc: bird-users at
Subject: Re: Command Syntax for BIRD configuration

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 03:51:42PM +0800, Affandi INDRAJI wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to find out the documentation of the Command Syntax for BIRD
> configuration, for example in cisco if we want to set the community
> for certain peer we can configure it like this:
> route-map test-in permit 10
>  set community  17819:64901 additive
> !
> neighbor route-map test-in in !

> I try to figure out base on the documentation available in
> but I can't find any (or maybe I miss it out).

Here is the documentation of BIRD commands:

But these commands are not used for configuration, but mostly for examination of the state of protocol sessions and routing tables.

BIRD is configured by editing a config file, not by a command line.
The syntax of the config file is here:

For example, adding the community for certain peer can be done using filters, as it is shown in the last link.

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