Optimized Packet Classification for Software-Defined Networking

K. Guerra Perez, X. Yang, S. Scott-Hayward, S. Sezer

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Recent trends, such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN), introduce programmability to the network with the opportunity to dynamically route traffic based on flow descriptions. Packet header lookup is the first phase in this process. In this paper, we illustrate improved header lookup and flow rule update speeds over conventional lookup algorithms. This is achieved by performing individual packet header field searches and combining the search results. We propose that individual algorithms should be selected for packet classification based on the application requirements. Improving the network processing performance with our configurable solution will directly support the proposed capability of programmability in SDN.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 Jun 201414 Jun 2014


Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)


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