Software Router

John Oxley john at
Wed Aug 3 11:23:01 GMT 2005

On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 04:43:37PM +0530, Subhro wrote:
> Hello Folks,
> One of my clients had asked me to provide a router. I was planning to 
> use an old P1 boxs to make the router. The requirements state that it is 
> for the purpose of internet ? vlan communication. The router must have 
> features like encapsulation , creating sub interfaces , enabling port 
> trunking (802.1Q) etc. Is it possible?

Have a look at quagga (/usr/ports/net/quagga):
Quagga is a routing software suite, providing implementations of
OSPFv2, OSPFv3, RIP v1 and v2, RIPv3, BGPv4 and experemental ISIS
for Unix platforms, particularly FreeBSD and Linux and also NetBSD, 
to mention a few. Quagga is a fork of GNU Zebra which was developed 
by KunihiroIshiguro. The Quagga tree aims to build a more involved 
community around Quagga than the current centralised model of GNU Zebra.

John Oxley
Systems Administrator
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