Alessandro Dellavedova alessandro.dellavedova at
Fri May 15 17:15:01 UTC 2009

On May 14, 2009, at 12:55 AM, Steve Bertrand wrote:

> Michael K. Smith - Adhost wrote:
>>> is there a way to have FreeBSD work as BGP router and/or at least
>>> failover between 2 different ISPs?
>> I, as some random guy on the Internet, would recommend Quagga and,  
>> yes, it will work with 2+ ISP's on single device (server).  It's  
>> well established and in use for transit-facing Internet connections.
> I, also as some random guy on the Internet, concur with Mike.
> I've got numerous FreeBSD/Quagga boxes that have dozens of BGP  
> sessions,
> peering and transit.
> The primary reason I chose Quagga was it's similarity with Cisco in
> regards to the CLI (and it works with RANCID).
> If you want true failover between two ISPs, you want BGP.
> Steve


maybe you can also take a look at OpenBGPD.

Here you can find a very informative and effective presentation from  
one of the authors:

You can find it in the ports under: /usr/ports/net/openbgpd/


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