My planned work on networking stack

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at
Tue Mar 2 05:40:13 PST 2004

At 11:02 AM +0200 2004/03/02, Andrew Degtiariov wrote:

>  What's difference (*currently*) beetwen FreeBSD+Zebra and Cisco routers?

	Support for VRRP?  Support for various other routing protocols 
not covered by zebra/quagga -- at least not yet, if ever?  Support 
for line cards and other devices that do not exist in a format you 
can plug into a PC?

	Maybe there's nothing you can do about this last item, but 
there's plenty that can be done on the software side -- just take a 
look at all the protocols that have been identified as being 
desirable, but not yet implemented by zebra/quagga.

	Oh, and then there are all the operational issues where 
zebra/quagga can't keep sessions going when a neighbor flaps, etc.... 
Those would require re-architecting the whole routing system, at 
which point it might make a lot more sense to go with a different 
implementation -- such as bgpd from OpenBSD.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at>

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