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Add the ability to use network address as BGP neighbor (bgp listen range)
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FRRouting supports using IP network address as BGP peer instead of explicit configuration each of them (bgp listen range option -[no]bgplistenrange%3CA.B.C.D/M|X:X::X:X/M%3Epeer-groupPGNAME).
We could this to VyOS to extend BGP functionality.


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Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)

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syncer triaged this task as Normal priority.Dec 19 2019, 10:03 PM
syncer raised the priority of this task from Normal to High.Jan 1 2020, 1:53 PM
syncer edited projects, added VyOS 1.3 Equuleus; removed VyOS 1.2 Crux.
syncer moved this task from Need Triage to Backlog on the VyOS 1.3 Equuleus board.

I tried adding it but failed miserably. This should best be done with the entire BGP rewrite.

Here is my change for future reference:

diff --git c/scripts/bgp/ i/scripts/bgp/
index 359eb972..7646055b 100755
--- c/scripts/bgp/
+++ i/scripts/bgp/
@@ -206,6 +206,11 @@ my %qcom = (
       del => 'router bgp #3 ; no neighbor #5',
       noerr => 'del',
+  'protocols bgp var listen-range var peer-group' => {
+      set => 'router bgp #3 ; bgp listen range #5 peer-group #7',
+      del => 'router bgp #3 ; no bgp listen range #5 peer-group #7',
+      noerr => 'del',
+  },
   'protocols bgp var neighbor var address-family' => {
       set => undef,
       del => undef,
@@ -1791,6 +1796,7 @@ sub main

    # notice the extra space in the level string.  keeps the parent from being deleted.
    $qconfig->deleteConfigTreeRecursive('protocols bgp var neighbor var', undef, \@ordered) || die "exiting $?\n";
+   $qconfig->deleteConfigTreeRecursive('protocols bgp var listen-range var', undef, \@ordered) || die "exiting $?\n";
    $qconfig->deleteConfigTreeRecursive('protocols bgp var peer-group var', undef, \@ordered) || die "exiting $?\n";
    $qconfig->deleteConfigTreeRecursive('protocols bgp') || die "exiting $?\n";

@@ -1805,5 +1811,6 @@ sub main
    $qconfig->setConfigTreeRecursive('protocols bgp var neighbor var address-family ipv6-unicast'
                                     , undef, \@ordered) || die "exiting $?\n";
    $qconfig->setConfigTreeRecursive('protocols bgp var neighbor var ', undef, \@ordered) || die "exiting $?\n";
+   $qconfig->setConfigTreeRecursive('protocols bgp var listen-range var ', undef, \@ordered) || die "exiting $?\n";
    $qconfig->setConfigTreeRecursive('protocols bgp') || die "exiting $?\n";

diff --git c/templates/protocols/bgp/node.tag/listen-range/node.def i/templates/protocols/bgp/node.tag/listen-range/node.def
new file mode 100644
index 00000000..94f1ac70
--- /dev/null
+++ i/templates/protocols/bgp/node.tag/listen-range/node.def
@@ -0,0 +1,6 @@
+type: txt
+help: Accept connections from any peers in the specified prefix
+val_help: ipv4net; IPv4 address and prefix length
+val_help: ipv6net; IPv6 address and prefix length
+syntax:expression: exec "ipaddrcheck --verbose --is-any-net $VAR(@)"

diff --git c/templates/protocols/bgp/node.tag/listen-range/node.tag/peer-group/node.def i/templates/protocols/bgp/node.tag/listen-range/node.tag/peer-group/node.def
new file mode 100644
index 00000000..b707f391
--- /dev/null
+++ i/templates/protocols/bgp/node.tag/listen-range/node.tag/peer-group/node.def
@@ -0,0 +1,7 @@
+type: txt
+help: IPv4 peer group for this peer
+allowed: local -a params
+        params=$( /opt/vyatta/sbin/ --list-peer-groups --as $VAR(../../@) )
+        echo -n ${params[@]##*/}
+commit:expression: exec "/opt/vyatta/sbin/ --exists \"protocols bgp $VAR(../../@) peer-group $VAR(@)\" "; "protocols bgp $VAR(../../@) peer-group $VAR(@) doesn't exist"
+commit:expression: exec "/opt/vyatta/sbin/ --check-peer-group-bfd $VAR(@) --as $VAR(../../@)"
c-po changed the task status from Open to Needs testing.Jan 21 2021, 5:27 PM
c-po assigned this task to Cheeze_It.
c-po lowered the priority of this task from High to Normal.
c-po edited projects, added VyOS 1.4 Sagitta; removed VyOS 1.3 Equuleus.
zsdc reopened this task as Backport candidate.Oct 18 2022, 9:24 AM
zsdc claimed this task.
zsdc moved this task from Finished to Backport Candidates on the VyOS 1.4 Sagitta board.