Now I need to do the same thing with IPv6. I have the peer. But the
protocol has become quite a bit more complicated, involving multicast
and the like, which I don't need. There are two programs extant that
I know about: quagga, a large, full-featured, and fairly
ugly program which is said to work, and openbgp4, a small, tight
program that looks about right. The latter is said to no quite support
the necessary protocols, and though the latest version appears to have
the right sorts of #defines in it, there are XXX-s in code that appears
to be important.
Does anyone have a small, clean, safe program that can suck a list of the
IPv6 routes out of a BGP4 peer?
Cooper Nelson suggests: Probably corneal hypoxia.
The cornea has no blood supply, so it gets
oxygen directly from tears and the atmosphere. When that oxygen supply
is restricted the cornea swells, which could result in the condition you
I have not heard of such corneal swelling, but I suppose it is feasible.
I am not convinced.
There are a fair number of clues on how to do this: the diskless boot
code, and the FreeBSD distribution creation cover most aspects of this.
But the latter is deep and involved, and I am working to extract the
fundamentals into a script that will Just Do It.
It appears that what I want is a "FreeBSD live CD", and there are
several web pages that seem to have helpful information. I am pursuing...
Solved. I started from the LiveCD software available at
sourceforge, and modified it to meet my needs. I can now create
bootable FreeBSD CD-ROMs that run strictly from RAM and start
the programs I care about. If you are interested in the scripts
and directory I use, just ask.
Avoided. Actually, I have given up on this, and wrote my own bitmap
font rendering routines. The routines are part of the science
exhibit software, available at