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#895 in Network programming

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MPL-2.0 license

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Roll your own BGP application with Rotonda.

BGP services that you will be able to build with Rotonda include, but are not limited to, a route monitor, a route collector, a route server, or a route reflector.

Rotonda is and always will be free, open-source software.


Rotonda is being actively worked on and this repository and all the packages we supply are still in ALPHA stage. Use it to experiment freely (we value your feedback!), but do not use it with data and data-streams you cannot afford to lose.

You should also be aware that all the APIs, configuration and the roto syntax and grammar are still (highly) unstable.


There is no packaged, versioned release of Rotonda yet. You can install from the main branch if you have a Rust toolchain installed.

First, you'll need some general build tools, to be able to download and install Rust. On the command line issue this command, while making sure you have enough privileges on the system to perform these actions:

apt install curl build-essential gcc make

This is for Debian based systems, on other distributions and/or operating systems you will have to install these tools as well.

On most based systems you can then install Rust by issuing:

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh

and then finally you can build Rotonda directly from github:

cargo install rotonda --git https://github.com/NLnetLabs/rotonda

If you restart your shell, you can start Rotonda by simply typing:


Note that rotonda will probably tell you it can't find its filters. Read the documentation for more information about this. Also not that rotonda needs a Rust version 1.71 or higher, which means that if you are using a Rust version packaged by your distribution, that Rust version may be outdated.

Releases on crates.io, the online Rust library collection, and a proper versioned release with .deb and .rpm packages is under way. If the above installation method does not work for you, we advise you to wait for this release.


Rotonda is under heavy development and should be considered alpha software. See the roadmap in this repository for more details.


The documentation does not necessarily reflect the reality of Rotonda at this stage. Features that appear in the documentation might only be partly implemented — or not at all. Likewise, implemented features may be undocumented. Before we make an official release we will clearly mark the status of all features in the documentation.

Read the PRELIMINARY documentation here.


The rotonda crate is distributed under the terms of the MPL-2.0 license. See LICENSE for details

Rotonda is and always will be free, open-source software.


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