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[mininet-discuss] Running a Click router in Mininet

Shrutarshi Basu basus at
Fri Oct 7 06:49:10 PDT 2011

Thanks for the quick reply, I'll see what I can do. The reason I want to run Click is because I want to do some work involving heterogenous where some switches are OpenFlow and others have some extra capabilities that are outside the OpenFlow Spec (like DPI for example). I'll let you know how it goes (and maybe send in a patch).

On Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 10:40 PM, Bob Lantz wrote:

> 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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