BIRD vs Quagga

Thomas Mangin thomas.mangin at exa-networks.co.uk
Tue Feb 16 13:47:13 CST 2010


> Quagga does not really behave well with lots of peers (lots >> 200), but
> there will be an optimized route server version soon.

This was discussed today at Linx 68. Linx is very pleased with Bird - they could not get Quagga working due to load issues.
With large numbers of peers, the update processing can cause the program to hit his peer HoldTime Timer (with a domino's effect as well).

EuroIX is sponsoring some work on Quagga to get the KeepAlive management moved into a separate Thread.

During the discussion, a developers of Bird said that their filtering code _may_ still have bugs (when performing community based filtering).

Thomas



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