how i configure my linux box as a ROUTER? i heared about Zebra .... but i dnt know how to configure it..... please help me....
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I have used Zebra, but development was stopped some time ago. It had an OSPF bug where all loopback addresses were advertised as a class C no matter what the subnet mask on them was.
The replacement is quagga, which works fine and is a standard package in Fedora.
Both run separate routing processes for each protocol. You can access the command line of each process by telnetting to a speacial port of each process. Once inside, you have a pseudo Cisco command line with only the routing commands available for that protocol. For example, if you log into the RIP process, you only have access to Cisco's RIP commands; if you log into the base config process, you get all commands, except those specific to a routing protocol.
The good thing about both is that the configurations are always live. You don't have to restart the process after each change, which could causea network interruption.
Hope that helps.
First of all you install zebra.Then in terminal write
service zebra start
and then the zebra daemon will be started.Then you will see name & password will asked.After logging you will in the zebra>...... prompt.
For logging name & password you have to read zebra.conf file,in the zebra directory.