Bird vs Quagga revisited

Christian Esteve Rothenberg chesteve at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 15:01:58 CDT 2012


> Personally I would like to see more work on all three opensource
> implementations, i.e. BIRD, OpenBGPd and Quagga.

http://opensourcerouting.org/ to the rescue?

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On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Arnold Nipper <arnold at nipper.de> wrote:
> On 22.08.2012 11:22, John Souter wrote:
>> On 22/08/12 06:19, Hank Nussbacher wrote:
>>> ...Any feedback appreciated.
>>
>> I can't speak too highly of BIRD.  Our use case is probably not
>> completely typical, but our multilateral peering route servers have been
>> hugely improved by switching to BIRD.  Our two primary route servers,
>> one for each LINX London LAN, use BIRD; the two secondaries use an
>> enhanced version of Quagga.
>>
>> The BIRD route server scales better, gives much higher performance, is
>> much more robust, and is much easier to restart - especially when there
>> are lots of connected sessions.  The development team are fantastic:
>> very active and responsive, and especially responsive to the needs of
>> the IXP community.
>>
>> Switching hats to Euro-IX, BIRD is now the most used route server
>> amongst IXPs, as can be seen from our latest annual report:
>> https://www.euro-ix.net/documents/1024-Euro-IX-IXP-Report-pdf?download=yes
>>
>
> +1 ... I guess we at DE-CIX perhaps run the largest routeserver setups
> with full as-path and prefix-list filtering. BIRD really was some
> magnitudes of perfomance improvement compared to Quagga.
>
> In the meantime some of us (LINX, INEX, DE-CIX) also supported
> development of Quagga as a routeserver. Biggest issue currently is to
> get this code into mainline Quagga to make it suitabke for further
> development and improvement.
>
> Personally I would like to see more work on all three opensource
> implementations, i.e. BIRD, OpenBGPd and Quagga.
>
>
>
> Arnold
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