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birdc

Library to talk to the BIRD BGP server for administrative and instrumentation purposes

3 releases (breaking)

0.3.0 Jun 12, 2023
0.2.0 May 2, 2022
0.1.0 Apr 30, 2022

#1158 in Network programming

MIT/Apache

105KB
2K SLoC

birdc

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Rust library to talk to the Bird BGP server for administrative and instrumentation purposes.

Documentation

Examples

use birdc::*;

// create the client
let client = Client::for_unix_socket("/run/bird/bird.ctl");

// we can either use raw protocol
async fn show_interfaces_raw(client: &Client) -> Result<()> {
    let mut connection = client.connect().await?;

    // we can either use raw protocol
    let messages = connection.send_request("show interfaces").await?;
    for message in &messages {
        println!("received message: {:?}", message);
    }
    Ok(())
}

// or we can use structured exchange
async fn show_interfaces(client: &Client) -> Result<()> {
    let mut connection = client.connect().await?;

    // let's make a semantic call now
    match connection.show_interfaces().await {
        Ok(entries) => {
            for e in &entries {
                println!("received entry: {:?}", e);
            }
        }
        Err(Error::ParseError(messages)) => {
            // we can still go through the raw response
            // even though semantic parsing failed
            for msg in &messages {
                println!("raw message: {:?}", msg);
            }
        }
        Err(e) => {
            return Err(e);
        }
    }
    Ok(())
}

License

Licensed under either of

at your option.

Contribution

Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.

Dependencies

~3–15MB
~129K SLoC