BGPReader is a simple command-line tool for generating ASCII output from a stream of BGP data: perfect for eyeballing raw data, building shell one-liners for exploratory analysis, and piping into external scripts.
Users familiar with the BGPdump tool should find using BGPReader easy; BGPReader
even supports the BGPdump
-m output format, so in some cases BGPReader can be
used as a drop-in replacement for BGPdump. Moreover, since BGPReader provides
seamless out-of-the-box access to both the Route Views and RIS data archives,
users no longer need to manually acquire data, simply provide a time interval to
BGPReader and BGPStream will do the rest.