24 April 2014
De Vere Wokefield Park
Europe/London timezone

Introduction to RDL

24 Apr 2014, 16:30
De Vere Wokefield Park

De Vere Wokefield Park

Goodboys Lane Mortimer Reading Berkshire RG7 3AH
Main Session


Per Bilse (Network Signature Ltd)


RDL is a high level Routing Documentation Language capable of describing both inter- and intra-AS route filtering and announcements, and is part of a larger routing toolkit project initiated by NLnetLabs in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. RDL describes BGP and router topology using an intuitive "curly brace" syntax, and utilizes class-oriented, lexical scope to group, assign, and associate object attributes, including filter rules, thereby greatly reducing the text volume needed to describe any given autonomous system. RDL can be compiled to actual configuration for Cisco, Juniper, and BIRD, and thus serves two purposes: documentation for existing routing setup (enabling eg computerised verification of various aspects), and automated generation of router configurations from a high-level specification.

Primary author

Per Bilse (Network Signature Ltd)

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