Harshal and Andrew’s project, Tarpan: a router that supports evolvability, involved implementing a robust version of D-BGP in Quagga. D-BGP is a version of BGP that includes extensions that let it bootstrap evolvability to new inter-domain routing protocols—i.e., facilitate their deployment and gradually deprecate itself in favor of one or more of them. D-BGP was the focus of my postdoc research and was published in SIGCOMM’17. Harshal and Andrew are high school students from the MIT primes research program.
Congrats to Harshal and Andrew on this accomplishment!