[ovs-discuss] ovs-dpctl dump-flows vs. ovs-ofctl dump-flows

Richard Mortier mort at cantab.net
Thu Aug 26 08:13:47 UTC 2010

On 25 August 2010 16:53, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 09:27:40AM +0100, Richard Mortier wrote:
> In a little more detail, the flows that ovs-dpctl prints are always
> exact-match.  They reflect packets that have actually passed through the
> system in the last 5 seconds or so.
> If you want to know what OpenFlow sees, use ovs-ofctl.  If you want to
> verify that the OpenFlow flows are being implemented in the way you
> expect, ovs-dpctl is the right tool.

aha - thanks!  (i did read that paragraph in the manpage but was
curious as to what was actually being shown by ovs-dpctl.)

Richard Mortier
mort at cantab.net

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