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[mininet-discuss] ovs-vswitchd support?

Bob Lantz rlantz at
Wed Oct 26 21:38:06 PDT 2011

I also expect that's correct - it's what Parantapa did as well, and veth interfaces should work fine the way they currently do. I think this should be easy to do - it's just a matter of doing it.

p.s. Perhaps discussion should be moved to mininet-dev?

On Oct 26, 2011, at 5:26 PM, Nicholas Bastin wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 06:01, Rob Sherwood <rob.sherwood at> wrote:
>> [add switch1]
>> ovs-vsctl add-br switch1
>> ovs-vsctl set-controller switch1 tcp:localhost:6633
>> [add switch2]
>> ovs-vsctl add-br switch2
>> ovs-vsctl set-controller switch2 tcp:localhost:6633
>> Let me see if I can cobble some of this together and I can report
>> back, but for people who know OVS better, does this sound right?  (I
>> could just post to the OVS list, but this is really more of a mininet
>> issue...)
> I was going to respond earlier and claim this is what you should do,
> but I'm not actually sure.  On a real box, this is exactly what you
> would do if you wanted multiple bridges (XenServer, etc.), so I can
> least give you that piece of information.  However, with network
> namespaces, I'm not sure if this gives you precisely the behaviour
> that mininet is looking for, so it may not work the way you expect.
> --
> Nick

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