- GNU Zebra
name = GNU Zebra
latest_release_version = 0.95a
latest_release_date = September 8, 2005
genre = Routing
GNU General Public License
website = [http://www.zebra.org/ www.zebra.org]
Zebra is a routing software package that provides
TCP/IPbased routing services with routing protocols support such as RIP, OSPF and BGP. Zebra also supports special BGP Route Reflector and Route Server behavior. In addition to traditional IPv4routing protocols, Zebra also supports IPv6routing protocols. With SNMP daemon which supports SMUXprotocol, Zebra provides routing protocol management information bases.
Zebra uses an advanced software architecture to provide a high quality, multi server routing engine. Zebra has an interactive user interface for each routing protocol and supports common client commands. Due to this design, new protocol daemons can be easily added. Zebra library can also be used as a program's client user interface.
Zebra is distributed under the
GNU General Public License.
The idea for Zebra originally came from Kunihiro Ishiguro, after he realized the need for quality routing software. While working at an ISP
joint venturebetween British Telecomand Marubeni, Ishiguro encountered venture capitalistYoshinari Yoshikawa.
Yoshinari Yoshikawa shared Ishiguro's vision for a new routing engine and they combined resources to create the world's first routing engine software. The resulting entity, known as the Zebra Project, was started in
Since its last release (version 0.95) in 2005-09-08, development for Zebra has appeared to have been stopped. A new project has emerged as the unofficial successor of Zebra: Quagga.Worldwide, many
Linux/ BSDbased BGP-routers which were using Zebra are switching to Quagga.
* [http://www.zebra.org/ Official website]
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