Monday, March 26, 2012

Thugs at New Zealand skateparks

This is totally off-topic, but I saw this and it made me really angry. I used to love skateboarding when I was a kid, and the thought of grown adults shoulder-charging young kids off skateboards is just disgusting.

Today At Vic Park from on Vimeo.

In other news, I've been playing with the source code to BIRD to see if I can put in some hooks to make it work with NOX. It has a set of OS-specific "kernel" modules which install routes into the OS routing tables, so it shouldn't be hard to make a NOX version of this.

Another option would be to monitor the MRT dump file, or point it at a named pipe - then get NOX to use that to pick up updates.

One thing that Nick Buraglio pointed out was that BIRD is in need of an IS-IS implementation. IPv6 has been a good excuse to move from OSPF to IS-IS because it all runs in one instance - not requiring OSPFv2 and v3 instances for IPv4 and IPv6. Time will tell if there's still a place for decentralised IGP's in an OpenFlow world, but if we're going to see an influx of software routers, then IS-IS will definitely be added in the next year or two. (edit - somebody's beaten me to add this to quagga

More details once I get BIRD talking to NOX though!

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