Software

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.

 

Basebox on-switch

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

Basebox on-switch

Basebox off-switch

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

Basebox off-switch