Frenetic: A high-level language for OpenFlow networks

Nate Foster, Rob Harrison, Matthew L. Meola, Michael Joseph Freedman, Jennifer L. Rexford, David P. Walker

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Abstract

Most interfaces for programming network devices are defined at the low level of abstraction supported by the underlying hardware, which leads to complicated programs that are prone to errors. This paper proposes a high-level programming language for OpenFlow networks based on ideas originally developed in the functional programming community. Our language, called Frenetic, includes a rich pattern algebra for classifying packets, a "program like you see every packet" abstraction, and a run-time system that automatically generates the low-level packet-processing rules. We describe the design and implementation of Frenetic, and show how to use it to implement common management tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Programmable Routers for Extensible Services of Tomorrow, PRESTO 2010, Workshop Held in Conjunction with CoNEXT 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventWorkshop on Programmable Routers for Extensible Services of Tomorrow, PRESTO 2010, Held in Conjunction with CoNEXT 2010 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2010Nov 30 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Programmable Routers for Extensible Services of Tomorrow, PRESTO 2010, Workshop Held in Conjunction with CoNEXT 2010

Other

OtherWorkshop on Programmable Routers for Extensible Services of Tomorrow, PRESTO 2010, Held in Conjunction with CoNEXT 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period11/30/1011/30/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Foster, N., Harrison, R., Meola, M. L., Freedman, M. J., Rexford, J. L., & Walker, D. P. (2010). Frenetic: A high-level language for OpenFlow networks. In Proceedings of the Programmable Routers for Extensible Services of Tomorrow, PRESTO 2010, Workshop Held in Conjunction with CoNEXT 2010 (Proceedings of the Programmable Routers for Extensible Services of Tomorrow, PRESTO 2010, Workshop Held in Conjunction with CoNEXT 2010). https://doi.org/10.1145/1921151.1921160