Free Range Routing (FRR) is an open source routing project. It’s designed to provide a full routing stack that can run on top of a network OS. FRR is itself a fork from the Quagga routing project.
On today’s Weekly Show, recorded live from IETF 102, we talk with Donald Sharp to learn about FRR, understand its capabilities, get an update on roadmap features.
We also get a behind-the-scenes look at how new features are chosen, architectural issues that can lead to performance bottlenecks (and how to overcome them), and the challenge of making a programmatic interface for a project that was not originally conceived with that in mind.
We also discuss open source communities–how to understand them, the sorts of people that are involved with them, and the role a developer plays vs. a product consumer.
Then we get specific as to how someone with no previous project involvement can vet the community, decide to become involved, and add value to the group at large–even if they aren’t developers.
Donald Sharp is Principal Engineer at Cumulus Networks and a lead contributor to the FRR project.
Free Range Routing Home Page – frrouting.org
FRR Mailing Lists – frrouting.org
Free Range Routing Project Forks Quagga – Packet Pushers
PQ Show 112: Free Range Routing At IETF 98 – Packet Pushers