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[mininet-discuss] Running a Click router in Mininet

Bob Lantz rlantz at
Thu Oct 6 19:40:09 PDT 2011

p.s. A major advantage of OpenFlow is that once you have a design working in Mininet, it's easy to move to a hardware OpenFlow switch.

On Oct 6, 2011, at 7:38 PM, Bob Lantz wrote:

> I'd recommend making a subclass of mininet.node.Switch to start/connect to your click router, the same way we start Open vSwitch.
> If you get it working, please submit the patch to us!
> I do have one question though: Is there some reason why you can't do what you are trying to do with OpenFlow?
> If you can do whatever it is you are trying to do using OpenFlow, then you can just use Mininet as-is.
> -Bob
> On Oct 6, 2011, at 7:15 PM, Shrutarshi Basu wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm considering some experiments involving running a custom Click router as part of a larger network of hosts and switches. Has anyone successfully virtualized a Click router in Mininet? Are there any gotchas or pitfalls I should anticipate?
>> Thanks,
>> Basu
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