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Open Souce Network Operating Systems

I would start with following the Free Range Routing project, and related but independent (and more tangible) projects like pfSense (esp. the upcoming 3.0 release) and Cumulus Linux. Going deeper, perhaps Carrier Grade Linux, DPDK, and ONOS (all Linux Foundation projects). I think scaling vertically from CPEs to core stack is a stretch, especially if you mean a DIY approach, however.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Colton Conor" <colton.conor at gmail.com>
To: "nanog" <nanog at nanog.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:28:13 AM
Subject: Open Souce Network Operating Systems

If one were to deploy whitebox switches, X86 servers, low cost ARM and
MIBPS CPE devices, and basically anything that can run linux today, what
network operating system would you recommend? The goal would be to have a
universal network operating system that runs across a variety of devices.
>From low cost residential CPE's with wifi to switches to BGP speaking
routers. Is there anything that can do it all today?

I will use something like OpenWRT as an example. I don't consider this
anywhere near carrier grade, but it runs on X86 and low cost routers. I
don't think it will run on whitebox switches though.

Mikrotik RouterOS would be another example as it can run on low cost
Routerboards, and X86 servers. But it is not opensouce.

Is there any up and coming projects to look into?
Eron Lloyd
Information Technology Director
eron at mawcom.com
MAW Communications, Inc.