Router problem....


To save cost I have decieded not to use dedicated Cisco router but instead utilize Linux PC (which we hv in plenty) to do the routing job. My question is: How do I maintain the routing tables on all of the machines in a proper way. All switches are connected via a switch (not directly.) They have their (in) IPs in the 10.201.250.zzz range. Where zzz stands for the fact that it is the router for the 10.zzz.0.0/16 network.


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I recommend that you run Zebra and ospf. I installed those for the first time just a few weeks ago and it works great!

Easy to remote configure with telnet (looks a lot like wen you configuring a Cisco router).
The routing tables updates automatically because of the osfp communication.

I downloaded the quagga rpm from:
Very easy to install because of the rpm and only 2 config files, one for Zebra and one for ospf.

Just for fun you could use ethereal or tcpdump when you have the daemons up and running. You will se "hello" packets and the responses from the nearby routers.

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