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BIRD is a dynamic routing daemon for UNIX-like systems
BIRD is a dynamic routing daemon for UNIX-like systems. It should support all routing protocols used in the contemporary Internet, such as BGP, OSPF, RIP, and their IPv6 variants.
This is how to install BIRD:
Here are some key features of "BIRD":
Both IPv4 and IPv6 (use --enable-ipv6 when configuring)
Multiple routing tables
OSPF (IPv4 only)
Command-line interface (using the `birdc' client; to get some help, just press `?')
Soft reconfiguration -- no online commands for changing the configuration in very limited ways, just edit the configuration file and issue a `configure' command or send SIGHUP and BIRD will start using the new configuration, possibly restarting protocols affected by the configuration changes
Powerful language for route filtering
What's New in This Release:
Minor bugfix in RIP
A lot of OSPF code rewritten, OSPF supports multiple areas, virtual links, MD5 authentication. It is fully compatible with rfc2329.
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