Commit d8033f22 authored by Martin Mareš's avatar Martin Mareš
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Generated first public alpha release.

Unless you object, I'll announce it today (9.5.) at noon.
parent 8aecbf16
BIRD Internet Routing Daemon 0.0.0
(c) 1998--2000 Martin Mares <>
(c) 1998--2000 Pavel Machek <>
(c) 1998--2000 Ondrej Filip <>
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.
BIG FAT WARNING: This is still a development version which probably has lots
of bugs and missing features (including documentation); see below for what is
implemented and what still isn't.
Welcome to our alpha test team! If you want to help us debugging, enhancing
and porting BIRD or just lurking around to see what's going to develop from
this strange creature, feel free to subscribe to the BIRD users mailing
list (, send subscribes to majordomo
at the same machine). Bug reports, suggestions, feature requests (: and
code :) are welcome.
BIRD has been developed as a student project at the Faculty of Math
and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic under supervision
of RNDr. Libor Forst <>.
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
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:
make install
vi /usr/local/etc/bird.conf
What do we support:
o Both IPv4 and IPv6 (use --enable-ipv6 when configuring)
o Multiple routing tables
o Partial implementation of OSPF (IPv4 only; soon to be
o Static routes
o Inter-table protocol
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).
Missing (see also the TODO file):
o Rest of OSPF
o Documentation
Good Luck and enjoy the BIRD :)
The BIRD Team
- config: when parsing prefix, check zero bits
- config: try to unify expressions
- static: check validity of route destination?
- static: allow specifying a per-route filter program for setting route attributes?
- configure: default CFLAGS?
- daemonization
- netlink: realms
- filters: deletion of mandatory attributes?
- filters: user defined attributes?
......@@ -22,12 +18,17 @@ Core
- client: data losses on large dumps?
- table: ocassional core dumps in rt_prune()
- table: filtering of old routes during updates?
- table: do feeding by parts
- bgp: timing of updates?
- bgp: dump and get_route_info
- bgp: when protocol is down, don't print Idle state
- proto: Don't show repeated `Changed state to ...' messages if only internal states change
- iface: Don't complain about missing broadcast addresses.
- write doctool
......@@ -54,6 +55,8 @@ Globals
Various ideas
- static: allow specifying a per-route filter program for setting route attributes?
- netlink: realms
- netlink: import Linux route attributes to our rta's, so that they can be filtered?
- config: executable config files
- client: access control
# Generate BIRD Distribution Archive
# (c) 2000 Martin Mares <>
[ -f Makefile ] && make distclean
VERSION=`sed <sysdep/config.h '/BIRD_VERSION/!d;s/^.*"\(.*\)"$/\1/'`
echo Building $REL
rm -rf dist
mkdir -p dist/$REL
cp -a . dist/$REL
rm -rf `find dist/$REL -name CVS -o -name tmp` dist/$REL/{dist,misc,rfc}
cd dist ; tar czvvf /tmp/$REL.tar.gz $REL
rm -rf dist
echo Done.
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