Subject: Re: openbgpd 3.7
To: None <>
From: Marcin Jessa <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/22/2006 23:17:44
On Sun, 22 Jan 2006 22:57:49 +0000
"Thomas E. Spanjaard" <> wrote:

> Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> > Thomas E. Spanjaard wrote (about openbgpd):
> >>It uses the bsd makefiles to build, and would fit right into the base
> >>system, just like routed, named, sshd, sendmail, postfix, etc...
> > One could argue that routed doesn't belong into the base system, either;
> > no other routing server is in base.
> Well, route6d and mrouted, but those are hardly different from this 
> point of view. I just like the idea of a fairly rich base system.
> Regarding pkgsrc, it's a possibility, but it would make this package a 
> bit strange since it uses the makefiles from /usr/share/mk exclusively. 
> Is that considered good practice for pkgsrc packages? And wouldn't it be 
> better as a syspkg, perhaps not included by default (assuming syspkgs 
> are fully operational)?
> However, given the response thus far, I don't see it likely that this'll 
> end up in base, so I'll have to add some eggs to the mix anyways.

I for my part would love to see a tighter integration of advanced routing 
protocols as BGP in the base.
I really like the way OpeBSD does things i.e including CARP in the kernel allowing for
smoother integration with pf.