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		       BIRD Internet Routing Daemon
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                Mailing list    bird-users@network.cz
                                http://bird.network.cz/mailman/listinfo/bird-users

                Home page       http://bird.network.cz/

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		(c) 1998--2008  Martin Mares <mj@ucw.cz>
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                (c) 1998--2000  Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
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                (c) 1998--2008  Ondrej Filip <feela@network.cz>
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                (c) 2009--2013  CZ.NIC z.s.p.o.
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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
filtering language.

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If you want to help us debugging, enhancing and porting BIRD or just lurk
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around to see what's going to develop from this strange creature, feel free to
subscribe to the BIRD users mailing list (bird-users@bird.network.cz), send
subscribes to majordomo at the same machine). Bug reports, suggestions, feature
requests (: and code :) are welcome. We don't use gitlab issues reporting, sorry.
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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/.
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BIRD development started as a student project at the Faculty of Math
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and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic under supervision
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of RNDr. Libor Forst <forst@cuni.cz>. BIRD has been developed and supported
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by CZ.NIC z.s.p.o. http://www.nic.cz/ since 2009.
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    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

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Online documentation is available as HTML files in the doc directory,
you can install it by `make install-docs' and rebuild it by `make 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).
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What do we support:

	o  Both IPv4 and IPv6 (use --enable-ipv6 when configuring)
	o  Multiple routing tables
	o  BGP
	o  RIP
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	o  OSPF
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	o  Static routes
	o  Inter-table protocol
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	o  IPv6 router advertisements
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	o  Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
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	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).

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What is missing:

	o  See the TODO list

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Good Luck and enjoy the BIRD :)
						The BIRD Team