[ovs-discuss] Forwarding between Multiple interfaces Openflow

Aaron Rosen arosen at clemson.edu
Tue Mar 1 03:39:28 UTC 2011

Hi Ben Thanks for your reply,

I have one more question, If dp0 receives a packet that is not ip
protocol 0x800 but instead is an IPIP packet would there be any reason
why it wouldn't forward the packet to the controller as a packet-in
event rather than sending an ICMP protocol not support packet?

I'm using openvswitch-1.1.0pre2.tar.gz



P.S I'm pretty sure this isn't an OVS problem but more of me not
configuring something correctly.

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 8:08 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 07:24:44PM -0500, Aaron Rosen wrote:
>> I have a computer with several interfaces on it. One of the
>> interface's is directly connected to the internet and this where my
>> dp0 of openvswitch is connected. When I receive packets at this
>> interface they get sent to my openflow controller as packet-in events.
>> At my controller I tell the switch to go a head and flood these
>> packets. Though, I'm not seeing these packets at the other interfaces.
>> Any idea why not? (If I changes the packets so they match the DL_DST
>> and IP of the one of the interfaces I don't see the packet there
>> either.)
> Please read REPORTING-BUGS and pass along the information recommended in
> there.
> In case you are not sure that your controller is configured correctly,
> you might try using the "ovs-controller" program as a simple
> controller.  If you pass in the option "-vvconn" you can watch all of
> the OpenFlow traffic going back and forth to it.
>> I'm also a little confused on how the inport numbers are defined. For
>> example it seems that traffic going into dp0 is see at inport 1 at the
>> controller and traffic going out is see at inport 65534. Is this to be
>> expected?
> 65534 is OFPP_LOCAL, the "local port" associated with the datapath
> itself, e.g. with dp0.
> 1 is just the first ordinary OpenFlow port.
> "ovs-ofctl dump-ports" will print the association between ports and
> their OpenFlow port numbers.

Aaron O. Rosen
Masters Student - Network Communication
306B Fluor Daniel

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