O'Reilly logo

Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow by Siamak Azodolmolky

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Net App 2 – A simple firewall

In this section, we take the learning switch Net App and extend it to make packet forwarding decisions based on simple firewall rules that we install at the OpenFlow controller (POX). We are following two important goals in this Net App development. The first one is to demonstrate how easy it is to change the behavior of the network device (OpenFlow switch) by just simply changing the Net App at the OpenFlow controller. The second goal is to give more information about POX controller. In our simple firewall Net App, we want the switch to make drop or forwarding decisions based on the value of the source MAC address of the packets. The experimental network will be the one that is shown in the previous figure. However, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required