Yes, I'm very interested in this but there is no "open" hardware.

As Mischa mentioned, all of the platforms need vendor drivers
and AFAIK all of them are gigantic and non-free *.

OpenFlow is an alternative to control switches in a standard way
without direct access to the switch chipsets, but it is a long way to
get switchd(8) to this point. And it has limitations, of course.

*) let me know if I'm wrong.


> On 17.07.2017, at 11:00, miraculli . <> wrote:
> Hi misc,
> I just read about a trending topic: SDN and Open Networking.
> The principal idea behind Open Networking is to allow the customer
> to install a custom OS to switch-hardware.
> The main software player in this business seems to be a penguin OS
> called: Cumulus
> There is also a overview of devices that are able install a custom OS:
> Is there any experience using OpenBSD in this domain and with this
> kind of hardware?
> Thanks
> Thomas

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