[quagga-users 11333] Re: Quagga and network namespaces (VRF)

Vincent JARDIN vincent.jardin at 6wind.com
Fri Feb 5 13:40:12 GMT 2010


We did it at 6WIND. However, we had to add some more extensions into the
Kernel to get a "real VRF".

You are right, 1 unique instance of Quagga (1 ospfd, 1 bgpd, etc.)
should be used to handle multiple VRF

Best regards,

Vincent Bernat wrote:
> Hi!
> Recent Linux kernels support network  namespaces. This means that we can
> create on  a Linux virtual  routers with each  of them having  their own
> interfaces,  IP and  routes.  This  allows implementation  of  Cisco VRF
> feature.
> This feature  can be used to  run multiple instances of  Quagga, one per
> network  namespace. However,  what would  be great  is to  get  the same
> feature as VRF  on Cisco routers: binding one OSPF or  BGP instance to a
> VRF  without  having to  run  several  different  Quagga with  different
> configuration files.
> James Leu from Linux VRF projects has already stated that he was willing
> to contribute on this:
>  http://lists.quagga.net/pipermail/quagga-users/2009-July/010992.html
> Is there any progress, patchs to test, code repository to contribute?
> Thanks.
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Vincent JARDIN

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