Thanks for your input.

I get the point with the closed ASICs. I wasn´t aware of that and it
explains why there is even no OpenWRT, pfsense etc. support for this



2017-07-17 11:45 GMT+02:00 Reyk Floeter <>:
> 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.
> Reyk
>> 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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