The Making of a Router

Francois Menard francois at
Fri Dec 27 13:47:53 UTC 2013

You could look into Noviflow!


Sent from my mobile device. Apologies for any typo.

> On Dec 27, 2013, at 8:05, Baldur Norddahl <baldur.norddahl at> wrote:
> On the topic of building a software router for an ISP, has anyone tried it
> using OpenFlow? The idea is to have a Linux server run BGP and a hardware
> switch to move the packets. The switch would be programmed by the Linux
> server using the OpenFlow protocol.
> I am looking at the HP 5400 zl switches as the hardware platform and
> RouteFlow to program the BGP rules.
> One issue is that the HP switch will only allow a limited amount of rules
> to be processed in hardware (about 4096 rules I believe). Will this be
> enough to cover most of the traffic of a FTTH ISP on the fast path?
> Regards,
> Baldur

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