Open Souce Network Operating Systems

Ruairi Carroll ruairi.carroll at
Wed Jan 17 14:35:09 UTC 2018


Have a look at a similar thread from recently:


On 17 January 2018 at 14:28, Colton Conor <colton.conor at> wrote:

> If one were to deploy whitebox switches, X86 servers, low cost ARM and
> MIBPS CPE devices, and basically anything that can run linux today, what
> network operating system would you recommend? The goal would be to have a
> universal network operating system that runs across a variety of devices.
> From low cost residential CPE's with wifi to switches to BGP speaking
> routers. Is there anything that can do it all today?
> I will use something like OpenWRT as an example. I don't consider this
> anywhere near carrier grade, but it runs on X86 and low cost routers. I
> don't think it will run on whitebox switches though.
> Mikrotik RouterOS would be another example as it can run on low cost
> Routerboards, and X86 servers. But it is not opensouce.
> Is there any up and coming projects to look into?

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