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Composing Software Defined Networks, Pyretic, and POX

February 21, 2013 in POX, ThirdParty

Christopher Monsanto, Joshua Reich, Nate Foster, Jennifer Rexford and David Walker had their paper “Composing Software Defined Networks” accepted at NSDI. The goal is to allow the composition of independent functionality in SDN, and it builds on some of their other language-based work that started with Frenetic (which was built on NOX-Classic). This new paper introduces Pyretic, and their implementation is built on top of POX. So congratulations to them, and you can find the full text of the paper on the Frenetic site.

RouteFlow keeps flowing forward

August 1, 2012 in News, NOX, POX, ThirdParty

Congratulations to the RouteFlow team, who announced another update to RouteFlow today! This follows the really big update from earlier this year, which was possibly the first multi-controller SDN application — it utilizes both NOX and POX.

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Jaxon: Java Bindings for NOX

March 27, 2012 in NOX, ThirdParty

A couple of weeks ago, there was a post on nox-dev announcing the Jaxon project which had just had its source code go up on Bitbucket.  Jaxon uses Java Native Access to expose some of NOX Classic’s API to Java, while being almost just an ordinary NOX component (that is, it only requires a minor change to NOX itself, which I think we could actually fix…).  Of course, it comes with the prototypical sample application — an L2 learning switch equivalent to switch/pyswitch.

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