Connecting to bgpctl
To connect to bgpctl, simply type the following command in the terminal:
You will be prompted to enter your username and password.
Configuring a BGP session
Once connected to bgpctl, you can configure a BGP session by using the appropriate command. For example, to configure a BGP session with a peer:
bgpctl configure neighbor 192.0.2.1 as 65000
You can then use the `description` command to add a description for this session, and the `announce` command to set the prefixes that should be announced to the peer.
Enabling/Disabling a BGP session
You can use the `disable` command to disable a BGP session and the `enable` command to enable it again.
For example, to disable a BGP session with peer 192.0.2.1:
bgpctl configure neighbor 192.0.2.1 disable
To enable the session again:
bgpctl configure neighbor 192.0.2.1 enable
Viewing BGP information
You can use the `show neighbor` command to view the BGP sessions. For example:
bgpctl show neighbor
You can also use the `show summary` command to view a summary of all BGP sessions, or the `show rib` command to view the Routing Information Base (RIB)