Free Range Routing (FRR) is open-source routing software that’s been forked from the Quagga open-source project. Designed to run on Linux and Unix systems in a variety of production environments, FRR supports common routing protocols including BGP, IS-IS, LDP, OSPF, PIM, and RIP.
In this Priority Queue we look at the FRR project and its capabilities. We also provide some background on Quagga, why Quagga was forked and the companies behind it, and what people can expect from Free Range Routing going forward.
Our guests are Russ White, a network architect at LinkedIn; Martin Winter, a Quagga tester and co-founder of NetDEF, the Network Device Education Foundation; and Donald Sharp, a member of the technical staff at Cumulus Networks who focuses on routing.
This podcast was recorded on site at the IETF 98 conference in Chicago. Thanks to Huawei, which covered travel and accomodations to enable the Packet Pushers to attend and record some shows.