Implementing Pop-Routing in OSPF – June Updates

This is a continuation of the previous post [1].

During this month I have implemented the NetJSON plugin for BIRD. It exposes the topology of an OSPF Area using the network-graph format and thus allows Prince to fetch the topology and calculate the timer’s value.
I deployed a small testbed to debug my code using the network emulator called CORE [2]
Here you can see the testbed:

I’m currently working on this repository [3] and I’m looking forward to send a PR to BIRD.
I defined a new command in the bird’s cli: “show ospf topology netjson”. It returns a network-graph output that can be used by prince or by any other NetJSON[4] compatible software.
Here you can see the topology of the testbed using d3.js [5][6].

In this next coding period I will implement a plugin for Prince that interacts with BIRD. Unfortunately it uses a UNIX Domain socket instead of a network socket, so I’ll need to code the communication routines from scratch.

Cheers, Gabriel

[1]: https://blog.freifunk.net/2017/05/30/implementing-pop-routing-ospf
[2]: https://www.nrl.navy.mil/itd/ncs/products/core
[3]: https://github.com/AdvancedNetworkingSystems/bird/tree/origin/int-new
[4]: http://netjson.org
[5]: http://ninux-graph.netjson.org/topology/49aecbcf-a639-47a7-9f58-e39de5d57161/
[6]: https://github.com/netjson/django-netjsongraph

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