Looking Glass

IXP Manager supports full looking glass features when using the Bird BGP daemon and Birdseye (a simple secure micro service for querying Bird).

A fully working example of this can be seen here on INEX's IXP Manager.

Enabling the looking glass just requires:

  1. properly configured router(s).
  2. Birdseye installed on these.
  3. the API endpoint must be accessible from the server running IXP Manager and this endpoint must be set correctly in the config/routers.php file (along with lg_access). Note that the Birdseye API end points do not need to be publicly accessible - just from the IXP Manager server.
  4. set the .env option: IXP_FE_FRONTEND_DISABLED_LOOKING_GLASS=false.