The Making of a Router

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


You could look into Noviflow!

F.

Sent from my mobile device. Apologies for any typo.

> On Dec 27, 2013, at 8:05, Baldur Norddahl <baldur.norddahl at gmail.com> 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 https://sites.google.com/site/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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