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Holo Routing

A novel routing stack in Rust, including IS-IS routing

Holo is a suite of routing protocols designed to address the needs of modern networks. Holo was started in response to the increasing trend in the networking field towards automation, where network devices are expected to be managed programatically using a variety of standard interfaces. Written in Rust, a memory-safe language, Holo prioritizes reliability, ease of maintenance, and security.

This project aims to extend Holo by incorporating support for the IS-IS protocol, one of the most widely used interior routing protocols. The IS-IS implementation will encompass both IPv4 and IPv6 support, cryptographic authentication, and extensions for traffic engineering. Rigorous testing against multiple vendors and comprehensive conformance tests will ensure the interoperability and robustness of the implementation.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.