Martin Damgaard Lorensen

NAME

Net::BGP::RIB - Class representing BGP Routing Information Base (RIB)

SYNOPSIS

    use Net::BGP::RIB;

    # Constructor
    $rib = new Net::BGP::RIB();

    # Accessor Methods
    $rib->add_peer($peer,$dir,$policy);
    $rib->reset_peer($peer,$dir,$policy);
    $rib->remove_peer($peer,$dir,$policy);

    $rib->handle_update($peer,$update,$policy)

    $string          = $entry->asstring;

DESCRIPTION

This module implement a class representing an entry in a BGP Routing Information Base. It stores individual RIB entries in Net::BGP::RIBEntry objects.

CONSTRUCTOR

new() - create a new Net::BGP::RIB object
    $rib = new Net::BGP::RIB()

This is the constructor for Net::BGP::RIB object. It returns a reference to the newly created object. All arguments are ignored.

ACCESSOR METHODS

add_peer()
reset_peer()
remove_peer()

All three methods takes a Net::BGP::Peer object as first argument. The second should be the direction (in or out). The thirds is optional and is the policy, a Net::BGP::Policy object.

add_peer() adds the peer to the RIB. remove_peer() removes the peer from the RIB while reset_peer() clears information about NLRIs recieved or send to the peer. All three might have the side effect that UPDATE messages are sent to the peer or other peers in the RIB.

handle_update()

The handle_update() method handles updates of the RIB. It should have the peer object of the peer that has recieved the UPDATE message as the first argument. The second argument should be the Net::BGP::Update object recieved. The third optional argument is the policy used.

asstring()

This method returns a print-friendly string describing the RIB.

SEE ALSO

Net::BGP::RIBEntry, Net::BGP::Router, Net::Policy, Net::BGP::Update

AUTHOR

Martin Lorensen <bgp@martin.lorensen.dk>