The best open source networking software: 2010

InfoWorld's Test Center picks the top open source networking software and administration tools of 2010

By Doug Dineley, James R. Borck, Martin Heller, Paul Venezia, High Mobley, InfoWorld |  Open Source, NAS, network monitoring

Bossie 2010 winner: RANCID

RANCID is a configuration management solution for routers, switches, and other network devices. RANCID keeps copies of the configurations in either CVS or Subversion, storing all of the versions and a full history of the changes. RANCID can email you when it detects a change in one of your configurations. RANCID even has built-in looking glass software. It's an invaluable tool for network admins, especially when you share switch and router access with other IT staff members.

License: Terrapin Communications OSS License

The Bossies 2010 index:
Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source software of the year
Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source applications
Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source application development software
Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source platforms and middleware
Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source networking software

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