This podcast introduction was written by Nick Buraglio, the host of today’s podcast.
In today’s evolving landscape of whitebox, brightbox, and software routing, a small but incredibly comprehensive routing platform called FreeRTR has quietly been evolving out of a research and education service provider network in Hungary.
I will fully admit that my expectations were low, however, the incredibly rich list of protocol support was too much to be ignored. Boasting protocols such as RSVP-TE, SR, SR-TE, BIER, SRv6 – the list goes on – it was impossible to ignore. So, after almost 7 months of bartering for scheduling, I was finally able to pin down the author Csaba Mate for a one-on-one chat about the history, the motivations, and what lies ahead for this impressively strong open source routing platform.