Open source whitebox router
We provide baseboxd, a transparent SDN control daemon that offloads Linux kernel forwarding and routing to hardware switches. baseboxd is open source. It closes the gap between well-established Linux open source routing projects, such as FRR, and whitebox switches.
Basebox is available via https://github.com/bisdn/basebox
An Onie image is available via our Download form.
It’s SDN without the difficult part. No need to program any interfaces, just configure the entire router like a Linux box.
Let hardware acceleration do the rest – it centuplicates the router performance.
You only buy the hardware and download the rest. If you like, we will support you – just get in touch to learn about our support schemes!
Our open source router comes in an off-switch and an on-switch flavor. In addition, we offer Basebox Fabric, a commercial turnkey solution with switches and software in high availability configuration.
The on-switch version is lean, since it
- feels like a “real” router
- works out of the box
- requires no initial configuration
- is easy to maintain and
- inexpensive, since it requires no additional devices
The off-switch version provides a native SDN solution with
- less kernel dependencies
- more space and
- infinite compute power
- it opens new options, such as route compression or telemetry