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Re: Bird vs Quagga revisited (MP-BGP RR)
From: Thomas Mangin <thomas.mangin () exa-networks co uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:38:30 +0100

On 23 Aug 2012, at 15:04, Raymond Burkholder <ray () oneunified net> wrote:

To expand the opinion set, how do Quagga, Bird, exaBGP, OpenBGPd hold up for
handling Multi-Protocol BGP Route Reflector duties in a BGP/MPLS environment
for a smaller ISP?

I am using BIRD as a RR between a busy VRF and our core and will not change it until the PPS are over what the box can 
pass :)

EuroIX members were presented on a comparison of RR : ASR 1001 / 1002, Bird 1.3.6 / 1.3.7 / OpenBGPd - Quagga is not in 
the list as they do not use it , they migrated away from it after too many issues AFAICR.

They found that both cisco routers which are designed to be used as RR and BIRD were performing very well (even more 
when you look at what CPU is on those cisco routers).

The talk made at Euro-IX was under the password protected section but I found it on their site :

They presented their second testing at RIPE :


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