[Zanog-discuss] Fwd: [apops] new BGP hijack & visibility tool “BGPalerter”

Nishal Goburdhan nishal at controlfreak.co.za
Fri Aug 16 11:44:27 SAST 2019


fyi.

> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: 	[apops] new BGP hijack & visibility tool “BGPalerter”
> Date: 	Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:06:59 +0200
> From: 	Job Snijders <job at ntt.net>
> To: 	Massimo Candela <massimo at us.ntt.net>, apops at apops.net 
> <apops at apops.net>
>
> Dear APOPS,
>
> Recently NTT investigated how to best monitor the visibility of our 
> own
> and our subsidiaries’ IP resources in the BGP Default-Free Zone. We 
> were
> specifically looking how to get near real-time alerts funneled into an
> actionable pipeline for our NOC & Operations department when BGP 
> hijacks
> happen.
>
> Previously we relied on a commercial “BGP Monitoring as a Service”
> offering, but with the advent of RIPE NCC’s “RIS Live” streaming 
> API [1]
> we saw greater potential for a self-hosted approach designed
> specifically for custom integrations with various business processes. 
> We
> decided to write our own tool “BGPalerter” and share the source 
> code
> with the Internet community.
>
> BGPalerter allows operators to specify in great detail how to 
> distribute
> meaningful information from the firehose from various BGP data sources
> (we call them “connectors”), through data processors (called
> “monitors”), finally outputted through “reports” into whatever 
> mechanism
> is appropriate (Slack, IRC, email, or a call to your ticketing 
> system’s
> API).
>
> The source code is available on Github, under a liberal open source
> license to foster community collaboration:
>
> https://github.com/nttgin/BGPalerter
>
> If you wish to contribute to the project, please use Github’s 
> “issues”
> or “pull request” features. Any help is welcome! We’d love 
> suggestions
> for new features, updates to the documentation, help with setting up a
> CI regression testing pipeline, or packaging for common platforms.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Job & Massimo
> NTT Ltd
>
> [1]: https://ris-live.ripe.net/


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