bgp_next_hop check?

Job Snijders job at
Tue May 29 21:59:54 CEST 2018

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 7:56 PM, Maria Jan Matějka <jan.matejka at> wrote:
> On May 29, 2018 8:42:22 PM GMT+02:00, Job Snijders <job at> wrote:
>>On I see the
>>following curious snippet:
>>    function xx()
>>    {
>>        ...
>>        if bgp_next_hop != from then return false;
>>        ...
>>    }
>>What in the above example does "from" mean? Is "from" some kind of
>>keyword that expands into something?
> Yes. It expands to the author of the route (IP of its sender). Therefore this check is to filter out routes with other next hop than the sender herself as this is probably some scam or misconfiguration.

Thank you for the quick answer! Very useful

Kind regards,


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