On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, John P. Looney wrote:
> Are there freeware implementations of OSPF/BGP etc. ? If so, do they work
> reasonably well ?
the old BSD licensed gated, does just about everything including
IS-IS. new code is payware though. (the disadvantages of BSD
licence from the user POV).
zebra: GPL. supports static, rip, ripv2, ospf, ospf6, bgp, bgp6. but
it has a /really/ annoying habit of losing routes on linux on iface
up/down events. very IOS like interface which is good.
bird: GPL. not as full featured in terms of protocol support, eg for
OSPF doesn't support NSSA areas or MD5 auth'd messages. never tried
it, but if zebra continues it's lovely habit of losing routes and i
dont find a fix, i will.
zebra would be the best, if it were not for the furkin annoying losing
routes part. the OSPF part of it works fine, just the static route
daemon has that ferkin bug. fix that and zebra would be the bee's
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