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OpenFlow Experimentation

OpenFlow is a protocol that allows for the creation of overlay networks over pre-existing network infrastructure. This allows a researcher to run experiments on production networks without the fear of affecting any of the legacy installations or setups, while having control over how data is handled across the network.

OpenFlow Protocol specifically refers to the protocol that is used by a network device and its controller to pass information about flows, or instructions on how to handle data packets based on the packet header, to each other.

In ORBIT, SB9 is built around an IP 8800 NEC switch which is configured to support OpenFlow experimentation.

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