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open source routing platform


Can anyone please tell me what is the technical/non technical difference between quagga and zebra routing platform ? and if any one knows other open source routing platform other than quagga, zebra, xrop, vyatta. I will be very thankful to you.

Thanks in Advanced


  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    IT looks like quagga just has a more active development community and supports a few more protocols than zebra, the supported protocols will be listed in the associated links.

  • gomer
    gomer Posts: 158
    Most of the "firewall" linux distros will also offer routing functionality. I'm fond of vyatta, mostly because the also offer a hardware option, and a VM (gret for inter-VLAN routing in a large VM environment).

    Also, something to consider is what kind of hardware you intend to use. For example, if you can / want to use a small device, there's always OpenWRT, Tomato, DDWRT, FreeWRT, etc.

    Another interesting project to look at is Mikrotik (not completely free).

    Also, Wikipedia has a pretty comprehensive list:


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