OpenBSD Journal

OpenBGPD 7.5 released

Contributed by Peter N. M. Hansteen on from the routing touting dept.

Our favorite BGP daemon, OpenBGPD, has a new version 7.5 out. The announcement reads,

We have released OpenBGPD 7.5, which will be arriving in the OpenBGPD directory of your local OpenBSD mirror soon.

This release includes the following changes to the previous release:

  • Implement RFC 9234 - Route Leak Prevention and Detection Using Roles in UPDATE and OPEN Messages.
  • Full support for RFC 7911 - Advertisement of Multiple Paths in BGP.
  • Include bgplgd(8) - a fastcgi server providing a REST API of bgpctl Built by default but can be excluded with --disable-bgplgd.
  • Add FIB and TCP MD5 support for FreeBSD.
  • Disable Linux FIB support by default, add an --enable-netlink configure option to enable it for testing and development.
  • Improve bgpd FIB code, make it more portable and properly handle IPv6 scoped addresses.

OpenBGPD-portable is known to compile and run on FreeBSD, and the Linux distributions Alpine, Debian, Fedora, RHEL/CentOS and Ubuntu. It is our hope that packagers take interest and help adapt OpenBGPD-portable to more distributions.

We welcome feedback and improvements from the broader community. Thanks to all of the contributors who helped make this release possible.

As always, we look forward to fetching and using the new code, and we thank the OpenBGPD developers for their efforts in improving this part of the routing code we all benefit from.

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