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. It also features a very flexible configuration mechanism, and a route filtering language.
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux BSD FreeBSD NetBSD OpenBSD|
Release Notes: This release adds an important bugfix in IPv6 BGP.
Release Notes: This release adds an important bugfix in BFD.
Release Notes: This release adds BGP add-path support (RFC draft) and BGP graceful restart (RFC 4724).
Release Notes: This release added BFD support for OSPF and BGP, a new 'allow local as' option for BGP, and filters for setting gw, ifname, and ifindex. The 'delete/filter' filter operator was extended to bgp_paths, and the 'len' filter operator was extended to [e]clists. BIRD client now allows shorthands for non-interactive commands. A -P flag was added for PID file support, and a -f flag was added to force BIRD to run in the foreground. Protocol export/import/receive limits are checked during reconfiguration.
Release Notes: This release adds an OSPF stub router option (RFC 3137), TTL security for OSPF and RIP, protocol packet priority and traffic class handling, multiple routing tables support for FreeBSD and OpenBSD, extension of constants to all filter data types, an eval command, an "bgppath ~ int set" filter operation, and several bugfixes.