Quagga (software)

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Quagga Routing Suite
Stable release
1.2.1 / March 10, 2017 (2017-03-10)
Repository git.savannah.nongnu.org/quagga.git
Operating system Unix-like
Type Routing
License GNU General Public License
Website www.quagga.net

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 improvements to the ISIS protocol and added BGP multipath support.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Benedikt Stockebrand. IPv6 in practice. Springer. 
  2. ^ Schroder, Carla (2007). Linux Networking Cookbook. O'Reilly. pp. 173–203. ISBN 0-596-10248-8. 
  3. ^ http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/quagga/dev/23049

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