Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1110 closed (fixed)

Demo Request: Applying Operating System Principles to SDN Controller Design

Reported by: Oliver Michel Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: NONE Version: SPIRAL6
Keywords: GEC18 Cc:


Project Description

We introduce yanc, a novel controller platform for software-defined networks which exposes network configuration and state as a file system, enabling user and system applications to interact through standard file I/O, and to easily take advantage of the tools available on the host operating system. In yanc, network applications are separate processes, are provided by multiple sources, and may be written in any language. Applications benefit from common and powerful technologies such as the virtual file system (VFS) layer, which we leverage to layer a distributed file system on top of, and Linux namespaces, which we use to isolate applications with different views (e.g., slices). Effectively, we are making Linux the network operating system. Yanc currently contains a driver to communicate with OpenFlow enabled hardware but is designed to be independent of a particular SDN technology.

Presentation Type

Demo + 1 Poster


1 AC connection (1 Laptop Computer)

1 Wireless Network Connection

no wired network, no monitors, no static addresses, no special requests

Project Team

Oliver Michel <>

Matthew Monaco <>

Eric Keller <>

University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Computer Science, Next Generation Networks Research Group


This is a preview/demo of a project which is going to be presented at HotNets '13 in November. We are planning on using GENI for further experimentation in this project.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by

Status: newassigned

Thank you for your demo request. We will update this ticket when the resources have been confirmed.

I put you down for a LCD TV. I think it will be better for you to present your demo on.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by

We can now confirm that the resources you requested will be available for you on Demo Night. See you in Brooklyn!

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Thanks for joining us in Brooklyn this year. We hope everything worked as you expected.

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