Software router state of the art

Stuart Henderson stu at
Fri Aug 1 12:04:32 CDT 2008

On 2008-07-28, Joe Greco <jgreco at> wrote:
>> I have yet to look into *BSD based solutions, but hear very good things 
>> about firewall performance. I don't know about BGP/OSPF/MPLS etc support 
>> on FreeBSD but am going to wager a guess its on par with Linux if not 
>> better.
> The underlying OS is responsible for packet forwarding, but none of them
> do any significant routing protocols natively.

OpenBSD has OpenOSPFD/OpenBGPD in the base OS rather than as a port/
package, so it's fully coupled with any kernel changes (and supports
some things missing from the FreeBSD port).

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