The Network Device Education Foundation (NetDEF) with it’s OpenSourceRouting Project starts together with 128 Technology, 6WIND, ATCorp, Big Switch Networks, Cumulus Networks, ISC, LabN, Orange and Volta Networks the new FRRouting project under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation.
It’s an exiting moment in our history and in the history of the industry to get a new fork of Quagga started and evolve it into the best open source routing stack. FRRouting (FRR) is an IP routing protocol suite for Unix platforms which includes protocol daemons for BGP, IS-IS, LDP, OSPF, PIM, and RIP
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OpenSourceRouting to exhibit at ONS 2014
OSR at ONS!
OpenSourceRouting will be exhibiting at Open Networking Summit 2014 from March 3rd-5th. OpenSourceRouting will be in booth A-8.
The demonstration will show a fully functional network design featuring Quagga running OSPF and BGP: Quagga is shown both as a pure software router using the underlining Linux kernel for forwarding on a standard PC and as a high-end distributed router with an OpenFlow based switch for forwarding.
Complete Network Setup:
Quagga as part of a distributed platform:
The RA Reference Controller running Vandervecken to control a Pica8 3280 switch using OpenFlow 1.3
Quagga as a software router:
Demonstration of Quagga as the core of a software router using the linux kernel for forwarding. Quagga is run on a Soekris Net 5501.
This year OpenSourceRouting will celebrate it’s 3rd year of being a part of the Open Network Summit. The first two years as a part of the RouteFlow project and this year as a stand alone presenter.
NetDEF Takes Ownership of The OpenSourceRouting Project
The Network Device Education Foundation (NetDEF) recently took over ownership of the OpenSourceRouting (OSR) project started at ISC. With the project came the charter of sponsoring a maintainer, testing, developing and bug fixing for Quagga, an open source routing stack.
Martin Winter, co-founder of NetDEF recently gave an exclusive interview to Roy Chua of SDNCentral about OSR.
We at NetDEF are happy to have the opportunity to continue this important project.
Excerpt from the interview with SDNCentral:
Winter: Quagga is an open-source-licensed (GPLv2) routing stack. It is an implementation of IP routing protocols such as RIP, RIPng, OSPF and ISIS. I want to make the clear distinction of a routing stack compared to a full router implementation. For a full router, you need traffic forwarding and a routing stack. Quagga only implements the routing protocols. It can be run with Linux and can use the standard Linux kernel for forwarding (as software router), or it could be connected to a distributed forwarding platform using OpenFlow or any other open or proprietary interface (as a high-end distributed router). It could also be used just for the routing protocols to interface with off-the shelf routers to receive and announce routes.
Quagga evolved out of the Zebra routing code approximately 10 years ago. Zebra, as a public project, is abandoned, but it continues as a commercial solution with IP Infusion as ZebOS.