Simulating full BGP peers

What I need to do is test router performance between different
vendors, while they do various ISP-like things, such as carry lots
of BGP routes. One option here is to use a live feed, but the problem
here is that I need to control the conditions exactly between
test runs.

A few people have suggested commercial products to do this, and I'm
going to look at both of them. Another alternative might be to run
gated on a Unix box and populate it with 50,000 or so static routes.


Ah, so what you're really looking for is a reproducable source
of "production size" BGP tables?

Sounds like a valid way to test cross platform performance,
but not really a job for a "modeling tool", per se.
(but your original subject line make much more sense to me now.)

(... and I'm certain that there are folks that would be curious
about your results. :slight_smile:

cheers -- Sean