Software router state of the art

Joe Greco jgreco at
Fri Jul 25 16:43:05 UTC 2008

> Last thing to say is, I haven't tried upgrading since Vyatta abandoned 
> the XORP platform and moved to the Quagga platform, but I'm guessing 
> (based on experience w/ Quagga) that they have a lot fewer of these 
> quirks that I've described.

Quagga is pretty decent, but it is not uncommon for serious bugs to go
unaddressed for a long time.  For example, this bug renders Quagga
nearly unusable for OSPF on FreeBSD 7,

which resulted in some finger-pointing, but the last I heard, it was 
due to a kernel interface change where FreeBSD multicast code had been 
rewritten and was DTRT, while Linux was doing something else.

This is probably still better than the XORP platform, but it is 

... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
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