Static route bgp_next_hop attribute.

oldnick nsp oldnick.nsp at
Tue May 29 16:38:42 CEST 2018

Thank you Ondrej, it really works in BIRD 2.x.

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 3:22 PM, Ondrej Zajicek <santiago at>

> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 02:23:30PM +0300, oldnick nsp wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> > I'm trying to use Bird to announce route with predefined bgp next hop and
> > to avoid filter manipulation on this route to set next-hop on it. My goal
> > is to put route configuration into separate include file with fewer lines
> > as possible.
> Hi
> In BIRD 1.x, default BGP route attributes were preinitialized for non-BGP
> routes before BGP export filter was called, so the value set in static
> protocol is ignored. You have to set bgp_next_hop attribute in the BGP
> export filter.
> In BIRD 2.x, the behavior was simplified to work as one expects -
> bgp_next_hop can be set anywhere and then it is handled similarly to
> one received from BGP peer (so it would work with 'next hop keep').
> --
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