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[mininet-discuss] In-band Controller in Mininet

Volkan YAZICI volkan.yazici at
Mon Dec 30 00:18:54 PST 2013

Thanks for the reply Gregory. I read the thread you pointed and its
references as well, but they did not really help. It might be due to my
lack of information on the subject too. Further, I do not have a clear
perception about what "inNamespace" flag turns on and off. Are we supposed
spawn multiple ovsdb/ovs-vswitchd processes? Or can in-band control plane
be implemented via namespace tricks? Any helps on the subject will be
really appreciated.

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:27 AM, Gregory Gee <gee.developer at>wrote:

>   Hmm, interesting.  I wonder if the packets are jumping from s1 to s2
> through the root network namespace instead of using the link? Looks like a
> topic Bob discussed a while back when I did through the OVS mailing list.
>  Looks like there is a workaround, but I'm not sure how well it would scale
> if you want to test it with large networks.
> 2013-March/001827.html
>   Would be interested to here now/if people solved this
> Greg
> On 27/12/2013 7:36 PM, Ahmad Soltani wrote:
>> on the subject of in-band controller in mininet,
>> Volkan, I checked it with wireshark, You're right.
>> I couldn't observe any OpenFlow activities anywhere on the network except
>> in the switch that was directly connected to the controller (and
>> specifically the interface that is connected to the host which runs the
>> controller)
>> The debug messages on the controller however clearly show that the
>> controller connects to all switches.
>> How could the controller connect to a switch without handshaking (OFP
>> echo req/rep)?
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