dudu at dudu.ro
Mon Oct 29 09:51:02 PDT 2007
On 10/29/07, Julian Elischer <julian at elischer.org> wrote:
> Bruce M. Simpson wrote:
> > Ermal Luçi wrote:
> >> I was wondering why this implementation of MPLS isn't integrated into
> >> FreeBSD?!
> >> http://www.info.ucl.ac.be/~iannone/Files/MPLS-Complete.zip
> there's a hell of a lot of these sorts of things out there
> that no-one has heard of
A friend of mine wrote a LDP implementation for NetBSD:
http://kefren.netbsd.ro/. Feel free to glance at it :)
> > At least two reasons spring to mind:
> > 1. It seems to be targeted at FreeBSD 4.2, which is very old indeed.
> > 2. No mention of it in GNATS or the mailing list that I can see or recall.
> > 3. I'd certainly never heard of it until now, and I've been keeping my
> > eyes peeled for these things.
> > Also the work doesn't seem to be complete: I'm really not sure that the
> > ability to open an MPLS socket is useful in anything other than an
> > experimental context.
> > MPLS is not a protocol which is designed with end-stations in mind --
> > it's for routers -- and like any form of traffic engineering, it depends
> > on a packet filtering engine at the ingress point. pf could offer such a
> > filtering engine.
> > Whilst it's very cool that someone appeared to have done some of the
> > work... Matthew Luckie came forward a few months back and volunteered
> > to work on porting Ayame to modern FreeBSDs.
> > It is more likely a better fit for FreeBSD and other projects which can
> > build on it, so I think it is best we hold off for now.
> > regards,
> > BMS
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