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[mininet-discuss] Reg: Controller

Chandana Pathapatti chandana.p85 at
Wed Jan 16 08:08:26 PST 2013

Hello Geordy,

Thanks for your comment! What I meant was, I am doing a project in which I
have to simulate a topology which consists of a switch, controller, 3

I was able to simulate mininet through xterm display. My question is, OVSK
switch I know is a switch. Nox I know is a controller software. What is the
name of the default controller built in Mininet. I tried going through the
tutorial, it was just mentioned as an in-built controller. Hence I need to
know the name of the in-built controller. So in this case, I have done my
homework :) (No offense).

 My other question is, I have to include servers in my topology and there
is no where any mentioning of a server in this tutorial. That's the reason
I am asking if anyone else has any idea on how to add a server into a
mininet topology. (GUI version) I have seen only links, switches, hosts,
there is no controller or server.

p.s.: There is no compulsion to help, if you are not interested :)


On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM, Geordy Korte <gkorte at> wrote:

> Dear Chandana,
> What is your exact question?
> Mininet is a python based system that allows you to create topologies that
> emulate real networks. You can create hosts, switches and interconnect
> them. By default an controller is included but you can point it to another
> controller if you wish.  Your best bet would be to start reading the WIKI
> that includes answers to all/most of your questions and to start learning
> Python.  Mininet is not a click and go system, it requires you to do some
> work. To quote another list member (that was in a bad mood when he wrote
> this), "We will not do your homework for you" :) (no offence meant)
> Good luck
> Geordy
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Chandana Pathapatti <
> chandana.p85 at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> PLease let me know what are the controllers used in Mininet? I  know that
>> OVSk switch is installed in Minint by default, we can install NOX
>> externally if required. Since Controller is a software now., how to install
>> it in my configurstion, which includes 1 switch, 2 hosts and 2 servers? How
>> to include servers? Please let me know.
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Chandana
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