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Comparison of BGP speakers for bgp-dynamic-routing. Another potential user is bgp-vpn.

Ryu BGP Quagga BIRD ExaBgp
Protocol version BGP-4 BGP-4 BGP-4 BGP-4
Implementation Language Python C C Python
IPv4 advertisement yes yes yes yes
IPv6 advertisement no (planned by 2014-06) yes yes yes
VPNv4 advertisement yes
VPNv6 advertisement yes
IPv6 BGP peering no (will implement soon) yes  ? yes
Standalone mode (run as a standalone process) yes yes yes yes
Controlling API for Standalone mode JSON RPC over WebSocket stdin/out from subprocess
Library mode (run in an agent process) yes (working on api improvement and documentation) yes