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Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow by Siamak Azodolmolky

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Chapter 8. Open Source Resources

SDN and OpenFlow are among the hot topics in networking research and development domain both in industry and academia. There are plenty of active open source projects around SDN and OpenFlow form OpenFlow software-based switches to OpenFlow controllers, orchestration tools, network virtualization tools, simulation and testing tools, and so on. The main idea here is to give a brief and condensed summary of active open source projects around SDN and OpenFlow. We will cover the following open source projects:

  • Switches: Open vSwitch, Pantou, Indigo, LINC, XORPlus, OF13SoftSwitch
  • Controllers: Beacon, Floodlight, Maestro, Trema, FlowER, Ryu
  • Miscellaneous: FlowVisor, Avior, RouteFlow, OFlops and Cbench, OSCARS, Twister, ...

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