Quagga (software)

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Quagga Routing Suite
Stable release / August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)
Operating system Unix-like
Type Routing
License GNU General Public License
Website Official website

Quagga is a network routing software suite providing implementations of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and IS-IS for Unix-like platforms, particularly Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and NetBSD.[1][2]

Quagga is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).


The project takes its name from the quagga, an extinct sub-species of the African zebra. Quagga is a fork of the GNU Zebra project which was developed by Kunihiro Ishiguro and which was discontinued in 2005. The Quagga tree aims to build a more involved community for Quagga than the centralized development-model which GNU Zebra followed.


The Quagga architecture consists of a core daemon (zebra) which is an abstraction layer to the underlying Unix kernel and presents the Zserv API over a Unix-domain socket or TCP socket to Quagga clients. The Zserv clients typically implement a routing protocol and communicate routing updates to the zebra daemon. Existing Zserv clients are:

Additionally, the Quagga architecture has a rich development library to facilitate the implementation of protocol and client software with consistent configuration and administrative behavior.

Google has contributed to Quagga: most of the redone to ISIS and BGP multipath. https://code.google.com/p/google-quagga/source/browse

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  1. ^ Benedikt Stockebrand. IPv6 in practice. Springer. 
  2. ^ Schroder, Carla (2007). Linux Networking Cookbook. O'Reilly. pp. 173–203. ISBN 0-596-10248-8. 

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