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[mininet-discuss] mininet control socket

Baohua Yang yangbaohua at
Wed Apr 30 06:40:12 PDT 2014

Hi Felician
    For this purpose, I guess you can implement by using the python library
provided by mininet.
    E.g., write some python scripts to call the linkdown or linkup
functions in the lib.
    How do you think?

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM, Felician Nemeth <nemethf at>wrote:

> Hi,
> The CLI interface of mininet is really convenient, but sometimes it
> would be really good to have a programmable interface to mininet in
> addition to the CLI.  Example usage may include changing link status
> periodically, orchestrating host mobility, or creating virtual network
> functions dynamically.
> Obviously, mininet could be extended for each of these tasks.  (For
> example, periodic timers can issue link up/down commands.)  However, I
> think, a remote control interface would be more general.
> Then one possible implementation could be a new --mininetport command
> line argument that would expose the currently available CLI on the given
> port.  (The implementation might get a bit complicated since the cmdloop
> of the cmd python module seems to block.)
> So what do you think, can a control interface similar to the above be
> generally useful?
> Thanks,
> Felicián
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Best wishes!
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