Simple How-To for BIRD routing – OSPF

This is a draft version. Hopefully I’ll update it with more details on OSPF configuration and a simple OSPF adjacency scenario between different machines.

BIRD or Bird Internet Routing Daemon, is one of the simplest Linux routing daemons with just one configuration file for IPv4 and one for IPv6.

Personally, I prefer Quagga because it uses a CLI very similar to Cisco IOS, but more configuration files has to be managed to get it running.

The first step would be to install the daemon:

apt-get install bird  or  aptitude install bird

Then you have to edit the configuration per your requirements.

  • IPv4: /etc/bird.conf
  • IPv6: /etc/bird6.conf

A simple OSPF configuration follows:

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Author: Mo Moghaddas

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