Bird vs Quagga revisited

Ray Soucy rps at maine.edu
Fri Aug 24 12:50:21 CDT 2012


Don't forget about XORP if you have any need for multicast routing ...

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 1:19 AM, Hank Nussbacher <hank at efes.iucc.ac.il> wrote:
> Sorry to disrupt the bad cabling thread, but I'd like to revisit a thread
> from 2 years ago.  I have read over the NANOG presentations:
> http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog48/presentations/Monday/Jasinska_RouteServer_N48.pdf
> http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog48/presentations/Monday/Filip_BIRD_final_N48.pdf
> as well as the NANOG thread:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/nanog/users/123027
> But have not found anything worthwhile on the matter over the past 2 years.
>
> Both Quagga and BIRD have developed since the comparison in 2010:
> http://savannah.nongnu.org/news/?group=quagga
> http://bird.network.cz/?o_news
>
> But has anyone performed a more recent comparsion?  Does Quagga still suffer
> from performance issues vs BIRD?  Has anyone performed an RFC conformance
> test to see who complies more strictly to all the various RFCs?
>
> If BIRD is so much better than Quagga why is there no instance at Oregon:
> http://www.routeviews.org/
>
> I also notice that BSD Router Project supports both:
> http://bsdrp.net/bsdrp
> How well do the two coexist at the same time?  Any migration issues going
> from Quagga to BIRD? Any feedback appreciated.
>
> We now take you back to cable wars :-)
>
> Thanks,
> Hank
>
>



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