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Bug#199752: ITP: zebra-pj -- A possible successor to the orphaned Zebra OSPF/RIP/BGP routing suite

Package: wnpp
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-07-03
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : zebra-pj
  Version         : 0.94+cvs20030701
  Upstream Author : Kunihiro Ishiguro <kunihiro@zebra.org> and others
* URL             : http://zebra.dishone.st/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : A possible successor to the orphaned Zebra OSPF/RIP/BGP routing suite

 As the original Zebra seems to be orphaned, zebra-pj tries to
 collect useful patches and eventually replace Zebra.
 GNU Zebra is free software (distributed under the GNU Generic Public
 License) which manages TCP/IP based routing protocols. It supports
 BGP 4, BGP4+, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, RIPv1, RIPv2, and RIPng as well as the
 IPv6 versions of these.
 Zebra uses threading if the kernel supports it, but can also run on
 kernels that do not support threading.
 Zebra is more than a routed replacement, it can be used as a Route
 Server and a Route Reflector.
 Zebra is unique in design in that it has a process for each protocol.

I am in contact with Paul Jakma (the "-pj") who collected various
patches and maintains this CVS tree and am subscribed to the zebra
mailing list where the problem of Zebras "orphanisation" by its original
author Kunihiro has been discussed. Kunihiro now works for a company
that makes commercial routing daemons for unix which explains why he
does not code any longer for the free and popular Zebra. 
It's not yet clear if a resurrected Zebra or Zebra-pj will survive but
in the meantime there's a demand for a Zebra version which includes at
least those (important) patches that are floating around the net.

The package conflicts+replaces zebra.deb but uses different names for all
config files.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux app109 2.4.20 #2 Tue Feb 25 20:11:12 CET 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=de_DE, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (ignored: LC_ALL set)

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