Design and implementation of an Openflow SDN controller in NS-3 discrete-event network simulator
by Ovidiu Mihai Poncea; Andrei Sorin Pistirica; Florica Moldoveanu; Victor Asavei
International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), Vol. 14, No. 1, 2019

Abstract: The NS-3 simulator comes with the Openflow protocol and a rudimentary controller for classic layer-2 bridge simulations. This controller lacks basic functionality provided by real SDN controllers, making it inadequate for experimentation in the scientific community. In this paper we propose a new controller with an architecture and functionality similar to that of full-fledge controllers yet simple, extensible and easy to modify - all characteristics specific to simulators.

Online publication date: Tue, 21-May-2019

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