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		       BIRD Internet Routing Daemon
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		(c) 1998--2008  Martin Mares <mj@ucw.cz>
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                (c) 1998--2000  Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
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                (c) 1998--2008  Ondrej Filip <feela@network.cz>
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                (c) 2009--2013  CZ.NIC z.s.p.o.
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The BIRD project is an attempt to create a routing daemon running on UNIX-like
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systems (but not necessarily limited to them) with full support of all modern
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routing protocols, easy to use configuration interface and powerful route
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filtering language.
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If you want to help us debugging, enhancing and porting BIRD or just lurk
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around to see what's going to develop from this strange creature, feel free
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to subscribe to the BIRD users mailing list (bird-users@bird.network.cz),
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send subscribes to majordomo at the same machine).  Bug reports, suggestions,
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feature requests (: and code :) are welcome.
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You can download the latest version from ftp://bird.network.cz/pub/bird/
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and look at the BIRD home page at http://bird.network.cz/.
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BIRD development started as a student project at the Faculty of Math
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and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic under supervision
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of RNDr. Libor Forst <forst@cuni.cz>. BIRD has been developed and supported
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by CZ.NIC z.s.p.o. http://www.nic.cz/ since 2009.
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    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
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    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
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    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
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    (at your option) any later version.
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    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
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    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
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    GNU General Public License for more details.
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    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
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    along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
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    Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA
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How to install BIRD:
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	./configure
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	make
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	make install
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	vi /usr/local/etc/bird.conf
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Online documentation is available as HTML files in the doc directory,
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you can install it by `make install-docs' and rebuild it by `make docs',
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but for the latter you need SGMLtools and LaTeX to be installed on your
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machine. You can also download a neatly formatted PostScript version
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as a separate archive (bird-doc-*.tar.gz).
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What do we support:
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	o  Both IPv4 and IPv6 (use --enable-ipv6 when configuring)
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	o  Multiple routing tables
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	o  BGP
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	o  RIP
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	o  OSPF
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	o  Static routes
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	o  Inter-table protocol
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	o  IPv6 router advertisements
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	o  Command-line interface (using the `birdc' client; to get
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	   some help, just press `?')
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	o  Soft reconfiguration -- no online commands for changing the
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	   configuration in very limited ways, just edit the configuration
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	   file and issue a `configure' command or send SIGHUP and BIRD
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	   will start using the new configuration, possibly restarting
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	   protocols affected by the configuration changes.
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	o  Powerful language for route filtering (see doc/bird.conf.example).
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What is missing:
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	o  See the TODO list
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Good Luck and enjoy the BIRD :)
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						The BIRD Team