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The largest IXPs carry on a daily basis traffic volumes in the petabyte range, similar to what some of the largest global ISPs reportedly handle. This little-known fact is due to a few hundreds of member ASes exchanging traffic with one another over the IXP's infrastructure. This paper reports on a first-of-its-kind and in-depth analysis of one of the(More)
Recent efforts in software-defined networks, such as OpenFlow, give unprecedented access into the forwarding plane of networking equipment. When building a network based on OpenFlow however, one must take into account the performance characteristics of particular OpenFlow switch implementations. In this paper, we present OFLOPS, an open and generic software(More)
With wireless technologies becoming prevalent at the last hop, today's network operators need to manage WiFi access networks in unison with their wired counterparts. However, the non-uniformity of feature sets in existing solutions and the lack of programmability makes this a challenging task. This paper proposes Odin, an SDN-based solution to bridge this(More)
Internet traffic has Zipf-like properties at multiple aggregation levels. These properties suggest the possibility of offloading most of the traffic from a complex controller (e.g., a software router) to a simple forwarder (e.g., a commodity switch), by letting the forwarder handle a very limited set of flows; the heavy hitters. As the volume of traffic(More)
The rise of cloud services poses considerable challenges on the control of both cloud and carrier network infrastructures. While traditional telecom network services rely on rather static processes (often involving manual steps), the wide adoption of mobile devices including tablets, smartphones and wearables introduce previously unseen dynamics in the(More)
—Snapshots of the Forwarding Information Base (FIB) in Internet routers can be compressed (or aggregated) to at least half of their original size, as shown by previous studies. In practice however, the permanent stream of updates to the FIB due to routing updates complicates FIB aggregation: keeping an optimally aggregated FIB in face of these routing(More)
Applying the concept of SDN to WiFi networks is challenging , since wireless networks feature many peculiarities and knobs that often do not exist in wired networks: obviously, WiFi communicates over a shared medium, with all its implications , e.g., higher packet loss and hidden or exposed terminals. Moreover, wireless links can be operated in a number of(More)
We propose an alternative router design to fill the gap between PC-based open source software routers and commercial high-end routers. Our hardware accelerated software router uses commodity PC hardware running an open source software router for the control path, and couples it with programmable switching hardware by delegating most of the packet forwarding(More)
Not much is known today about how to reap the SDN benefits in WiFi networks-a critical use case given the increasing importance of WiFi networks. This paper presents <i>AeroFlux</i>, a scalable software-defined wireless network, that supports large enterprise and carrier WiFi deployments with low-latency programmatic control of fine-grained WiFi-specific(More)