Bird is a routing daemon primarily developed for the Linux operating system. The following list presents some useful details about the software:
Version? Bird 1.0.8 (by Charles University; Prague, Czech Republic; Mathematics and Physics Department)
Architecture? Monolithic routing daemon
The Bird daemon supports IPv4/v6, BGPv4, RIPv2, OSPFv2 (IPv4 only), static routes, and multiple routing tables on Linux. Its configuration syntax is similar to GateD and offers a powerful filter language.
The following installation steps are rather straightforward, but they might assist those of you who are unfamiliar with UNIX installation procedures:
I have had only a brief look at the package without interoperability testing. It compiles without a glitch on my Linux platform with IPv6 disabled. IPv6 caused troubles. The architecture itself looks sound.