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Software-Defined Border Router on Campus

Time 10/17/17 10:40AM-11:10AM

Room Grand Ballroom A

Session Abstract

The research and education network community has seen a handful of Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-based solutions deployed in production campus networks. However, most of them primarily focus on dynamic traffic steering in layer 2 (e.g., middlebox bypass for science traffic). To take production-grade SDN solutions to the next level, Princeton University has deployed a layer 3 SDN solution in its network: a software-defined border router. This border router peers with MAGPI, our Internet2 connection provider, and routes our ScienceDMZ hosts’ traffic in and out of Internet2. The router is built with an OpenFlow-enabled switch and an OpenFlow controller with Quagga, an open-source software routing protocol suite. In this session, we will present the technology and architecture behind our software-defined border router, and share our deployment experience. Then we will present applications and use cases that leverage the benefit of having extensive control over the software that defines our routing and forwarding policy.


Speaker Hyojoon Kim Princeton University

Presentation Media

Primary track Advanced Networking

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