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|Abstract:||This paper presents a case for applying the principles of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to middleboxes and end hosts. The challenges of configuring networking on network hosts resemble those addressed by SDN – numerous multi-vendor components, each with its own syntax and idiosyncratic corner cases, must be orchestrated smoothly. We have developed a prototype called NativeClick, a novel use of the Click Modular Router language, to orchestrate Linux networking tools. NativeClick demonstrates that, while existing SDN efforts have produced insufficient Abstractions to cover a wide range of networking behavior, SDN-like abstractions can make host configurations modular.|
|Citation:||Bhatia, Sapan, Andy Bavier, and Larry Peterson. "Wanted: Systems Abstractions for SDN." In 14th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (2013).|
|Type of Material:||Conference Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||14th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems|
|Version:||Final published version. This is an open access article.|
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