BIRD Internet Routing Daemon (c) 1998--2008 Martin Mares <firstname.lastname@example.org> (c) 1998--2000 Pavel Machek <email@example.com> (c) 1998--2008 Ondrej Filip <firstname.lastname@example.org> (c) 2009--2013 CZ.NIC z.s.p.o.
The BIRD project is an attempt to create a routing daemon running on UNIX-like
systems (but not necessarily limited to them) with full support of all modern
routing protocols, easy to use configuration interface and powerful route
If you want to help us debugging, enhancing and porting BIRD or just lurk
around to see what's going to develop from this strange creature, feel free
to subscribe to the BIRD users mailing list (email@example.com),
send subscribes to majordomo at the same machine). Bug reports, suggestions,
feature requests (: and code :) are welcome.
You can download the latest version from ftp://bird.network.cz/pub/bird/
and look at the BIRD home page at http://bird.network.cz/.
BIRD development started as a student project at the Faculty of Math
and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic under supervision
of RNDr. Libor Forst firstname.lastname@example.org. BIRD has been developed and supported
by CZ.NIC z.s.p.o. http://www.nic.cz/ since 2009.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
How to install BIRD:
./configure make make install vi /usr/local/etc/bird.conf
Online documentation is available as HTML files in the doc directory,
you can install it by
make install-docs' and rebuild it bymake docs',
but for the latter you need SGMLtools and LaTeX to be installed on your
machine. You can also download a neatly formatted PostScript version
as a separate archive (bird-doc-*.tar.gz).
What do we support:
o Both IPv4 and IPv6 (use --enable-ipv6 when configuring) o Multiple routing tables o BGP o RIP o OSPF o Static routes o Inter-table protocol o IPv6 router advertisements o Command-line interface (using the `birdc' client; to get some help, just press `?') o Soft reconfiguration -- no online commands for changing the configuration in very limited ways, just edit the configuration file and issue a `configure' command or send SIGHUP and BIRD will start using the new configuration, possibly restarting protocols affected by the configuration changes. o Powerful language for route filtering (see doc/bird.conf.example).
What is missing:
o See the TODO list
Good Luck and enjoy the BIRD :)
The BIRD Team