vyatta for bgp

Scott Whyte swhyte at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 19:03:21 UTC 2011

On 9/22/11 11:38 , Charles N Wyble wrote:
> On 09/22/2011 05:37 AM, Pierce Lynch wrote:
>> Andreas Echavez [mailto:andreas at livejournalinc.com] originally wrote:
>>> Ultimately, the network is as reliable as you build it. With
>>> software, it's much cheaper to divide and scale horizontally.
>>> Hardware devices are expensive and usually horizontal
>>> scalability never happens. So in reality, an enterprise blows 100k on
>>> two routers, they both flop because of some "firmware bug", and
>>> you're down.
>> With this in mind, I am keen to understand how many implementations of
>> packages such as Quagga and Zebra that the group use. With the likes
>> of Vyatta being discussed, I am keen to see if products such as Quagga
>> as still regularly used as it used to be.
> I think that the original/upstream versions are out of date as compared
> to the one maintained by Vyatta. Or Google (for their MPLS processing
> needs). See
> http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog50/abstracts.php?pt=MTYzNSZuYW5vZzUw&nm=nanog50
> <http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog50/abstracts.php?pt=MTYzNSZuYW5vZzUw&nm=nanog50>

We are actively supporting Quagga.  We currently have a git repo at 
code.google.com with some BGP multipath updates, and are working with 
ISC to provide SQA on that branch.  Hopefully more features will be 
forthcoming.  Search quagga-dev if you're interested in more details.

Vyatta has done a lot of great work on Quagga, as have many others.  It 
would be nice to see all the various useful branches merged into a 
cherry-picked mainline that would simplify the Quagga development 
community's lives considerably.


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