Last Updated on: 4th September 2023, 03:56 pm

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Origin: Sweden
Category: Router
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 7.1 | September 17, 2013

Bifrost – a small straight forward open source Linux distribution aimed at infrastructure networking, it’s highly specialized and tuned, with for a selection of chipsets, interface cards and other hardware. The distribution it also used in various R & D projects. The distribution of the Bifrost Network Project may be used and distributed according to the terms of the GNU Public License, incorporated herein by reference. The Bifrost distribution is proven and has been around since 1997.

Bifrost is collaboration between universities and ISP:s, companies
students and interested hackers.

Who is it intended for “Networking people” with basic skills and interest in Linux/Unix needing a small flexible network- oriented distribution.
Basic functions? Routing, firewalling, login services, traffic logging, testing and monitoring and should be easy to extend for new applications.
Supported routing protocols: BGP, OSPF and of course static routes for ip4/ip6 via quagga.

The distributions are complete disk images of the system and can be unpacked directly on a flash disk with a fresh file system. To be able to mount the flash disk and create new file systems, one must have access to another Linux based PC with a flash disk reader.

People directly involved in this project are (with help from many others):
– Tom Johans (Department of Information Technology, SLU)
– Robert Olsson (ITS, UU)
– Emil Pedersen (ITS, UU)
– Hans Wassén (ITS, UU)

SLU (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet) – The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

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