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[mininet-discuss] Real switch with Mininet

Philip Wette wette at
Thu Apr 24 01:01:35 PDT 2014

It is possible to use physical NICs in mininet. This way you can connect 
your machine running mininet to your Juniper switches.
Just have a look in the examples directory to find out how.



Am 24.04.14 09:57, schrieb Josep Batallé:
> Hello,
> I have a question regarding to real switch. I have two physical 
> switches (Juniper MX80) and I want to create a network slightly 
> larger. In order to do this I think in Mininet. The idea is connect a 
> physical switch with a switch of Mininet.
> I know that it's possible to create GRE tunnel in order to connect two 
> Mininets, but I don't know if using something similar it is possible 
> to connect a real switch.
> Thank you in advance!
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Philip Wette, M.Sc.             E-Mail: wette at
University of Paderborn         Tel.:   05251 / 60-1716
Department of Computer Science
Computer Networks Group
Warburger Straße 100            Room:   O3.152
33098 Paderborn

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