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Packet-journey, a free software router for Linux based on DPDK

Packet-journey (pktj) allows network operators to mount easy-to-configure, scalable software routers. To accomplish this, the application is based on DPDK drivers and libraries and utilises functionalities which are native to the Linux kernel, forming a bridge between fast-forwarding and flexible software routing.

The software provides features like:

  • choice of the best route with LPM
  • ACL L3/L4
  • learning of routes via the netlink kernel mechanism
  • the ability to communicate certain packets to the kernel
  • performance which is proportional to the number of receipt queues and CPU cores configured at boot
  • dynamic ratelimiting

Have a look at the project on our GitHub page. We’d love to hear what you think!