FRRouting Architecture and Features

Overall rating: 4.67 Instructor: 4.83 Materials: 4.70 more …

In this webinar, we will discuss the FRRouting project, an IP routing protocol suite for Linux and Unix platforms which includes protocol daemons for BGP, IS-IS, LDP, OSPF, PIM, and RIP.

We'll do a deep dive into the FRRouting community, its goals and where it is going, explore the current architecture, and examine the changes currently being implemented.

We'll talk about the community's philosophy on improving the user experience and how this has led to changes that directly benefit operators, new features implemented into FRRouting over the last couple of years, and features planned for the future. Finally, we’ll discuss some of the challenges of using and deploying FRRouting.


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FRRouting Genesis

  • A brief overview
  • Who is involved
  • Project goals

FRRouting Architecture

  • Current structure
  • Upcoming changes
  • Testing

Usability and Features

  • Recent ease-of-use changes
  • Implemented features
  • Features coming soon

How to get started using FRR

  • Choice of OS and Kernel are important
  • Where to get FRRouting

Happy Campers

About the webinar

It was very well organized and easy to follow and get prompt answers from the developers of this cool product.
Sinan Okay
Amazing session,
Radu Pavaloiu
This webinar was filled with great information. I have heard of FRR before but didn't realize the scope of features it offers.

Donald did a good job presenting the information.
Bruno Wollmann
the session was very intresting, but in my opinion it was a bit too discontinuous even if it was focused mainly on architecture. It is certainly very interesting to have this type of session, but it should be better contextualized, perhaps in a series of sessions that include use cases. already the fact that he was a cumulus person could talk about how they are using FRR in their solution, and obviously can be intresting invite other company that use this routing implementation.
nicola modena
Really good info. Ok I may be biased as we are currently working on a design involving FRR, and this really fleshed out the history and approach of the project. So it came at a good time and was very relevant.

But to be fair to Donald the material was very easy to follow, very well laid out with excellent slides. Really top notch stuff thanks all.
Cathal Mooney

About the materials

FRR isn't relevant to anything I'm currently working on. However, I loved learning about it. I have another tool in my toolbox.
Bruno Wollmann

The Author

Donald SharpDonald Sharp, a Principal Engineer at Cumulus Networks, is a maintainer and on the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) of the FRRouting project. He has been working at Cumulus Networks for the past 5 years working on a variety of routing protocols with the occasional foray into Linux Kernel Internals. Previously he worked at Cisco Systems for 15 years developing EIGRP.