Adding new switch hardware support to FAUCET

Every now and then, I’m asked – how can switch vendor add support for FAUCET? The best way to understand how FAUCET uses OpenFlow, is to use the test suite. However, some current FAUCET vendors and developers have been kind enough to share their experiences about how to make FAUCET run on hardware: Allied Telesis […]

Remote mirroring and coprocessing

If you have a FAUCET stack network, with potentially many switches, it would sure be nice to have a way to be able to mirror any port on any switch, and have that traffic show up on one port on one switch. You can do this, across multiple vendor switches, by combining several FAUCET features […]

Network devices are just computers.

Obligatory XKCD. In this post, I thought it would be efficient to describe my own personal motivations for contributing to SDN generally and FAUCET specifically, and why I personally believe they’re both good things. You could say in the New Zealand vernacular, that these are my “reckons.” I’m responsible solely for them – I do […]

FAUCET project stats

How many people use FAUCET? This is a difficult question to answer; there’s no requirement that FAUCET users tell the maintainers. However, there are a few ways we can see how many people download FAUCET – since you can install FAUCET a few different ways. These counts are known to be missing some historical data […]