Running Facebook’s Open/R in EVE-NG

Facebook announced their homegrown Open/R routing protocol a few years ago and eventually used the open-source software model to make it available to the general public. As a distributed network application, Open/R shares many fundamentals with traditional Dijkstra-based link-state routing protocols like IS-IS and OSPF. Upon announcement, there was much skepticism across the industry as to the need for yet another routing protocol. This article does not attempt to examine the positives or negatives of running a new routing protocol. Instead, I want to provide a simple overview of how easy it…