VyOS, a Vyatta fork

Software

Vyatta is a Debian-based software router and firewall that has a familar, hardware-router-like syntax. It’s rather nice.

This morning, VyOS was being discussed in the AusNOG mailing lists. From Wikipedia:

After Brocade Communications stopped development of the Vyatta Core Edition of the Vyatta Routing software, a small group of enthusiasts took the last Community Edition, and worked on building an Open Source version to live on in place of the end of life VC.

Seems there are some who aren’t too happy about the Brocade buyout. Regardless, it won’t be changing anything here, for the time being.

With the official Vyatta site now relegated to a redirect, the best documentation and information source seems to be the Unofficial Vyatta Wiki.

Author bio and support

Me!

Ruben Schade is a technical writer and IaaS engineer in Sydney, Australia who refers to himself in the third person in bios. Wait, not BIOS… my brain should be EFI by now.

The site is powered by Hugo, FreeBSD, and OpenZFS on OrionVM, everyone’s favourite cloud infrastructure provider.

If you found this post helpful or entertaining, you can shout me a coffee or buy some silly merch. Thanks!