Juniper Networks Announces JUNOS, First Routing Operating System for High-Growth Internet Backbone Networks
In Trials with World's Leading ISPs Including @Home, MCI, UUNET, and Verio Since January
Reliable Software Control for Backbone Providers
- A full Border Gateway Protocol Version 4 (BGP4) implementation, with confederations, route reflectors, communities, route flap damping, and the MD5 message-digest algorithm authentication option for TCP, for controlling the exchange of route information with other providers.
- Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) link-state protocol implementations for maintaining router connectivity within ISP networks.
- Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP) and Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) protocols for controlling multicast traffic.
- Flexible policy software for filtering and modifying route information exchanged between providers.
- A new generation of traffic engineering tools based on the emerging MPLS standard.