BIRD 2.0.3 and 1.6.5

Ondrej Filip feela at
Mon Jan 7 16:32:02 CET 2019

Dear BIRD users,
we just released two new versions - 1.6.5 and 2.0.3. Many thanks
mainly to Santiago and Maria!

Version 1.6.5
  o MRT table dumps (RFC 6396)
  o BGP Long-lived graceful restart
  o Filter: Make ifname attribute modifiable
  o Improved keeping track of IPv6 link-local addresses
  o Many bugfixes

Version 2.0.3 (2019-01-05)
  o MRT table dumps (RFC 6396)
  o BGP Long-lived graceful restart
  o BGP: Optional import table (Adj-RIB-In)
  o BGP: Extend 'next hop keep' and 'next hop self' options
  o BGP: Improved VRF support
  o OSPF: Authentication trailer for OSPFv3 (RFC 7166)
  o Babel: New option to randomize router ID
  o Filter: Custom route attributes
  o Filter: Support for src accessor to SADR source prefix
  o Filter: Support for VPN_RD sets
  o Filter: Make ifname attribute modifiable
  o Perf: Protocol to measure BIRD performance internally
  o More verbose error messages in config processing
  o Log file size limit / log rotation
  o Many bugfixes


  Export of routes to RS EBGP (route server) sessions from other
  sources than RS EBGP sessions was changed that ASN is no longer
  prepended to BGP_PATH in that case. The change does not affect
  regular BGP configurations or regular route servers that have only
  RS EBGP peers.

  For BGP route servers and route reflectors, the default value of
  option 'next hop keep' was changed to a more appropriate value.

  Attributes for OSPF and Babel metrics are no longer reset when
  exported to these protocols and could be set anywhere in BIRD. As a
  result, OSPF metric is kept when a route is reannounced between OSPF
  instances. Also, when route is exported to OSPF with both
  ospf_metric1 and ospf_metric2 attributes it is now propagated as
  OSPF-E2 route instead of as OSPF-E1 route.

  Compiling BIRD with --enable-debug no longer automatically activates
  debug mode (-d option) nor local mode (-l option). Also, debug mode
  with output to file (-D option) no longer not forces foreground mode
  (-f option).

  The configure script now uses standard option --runstatedir, the old
  option --with-runtimedir is deprecated.

Happy hacking in 2019!


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