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OpenFlow Switches in Legacy Networks

This paper describes how an OpenFlow-only switch behaves in legacy networks consisting of host computers, switches, and routers using the Internet Protocol. It is not intended to be a complete description of the subject but rather serves as an introduction to the key functionalities of legacy networks and how they interact with OpenFlow switches.



-Legacy Network Functionalities

-OpenFlow-Only Switch

-OpenFlow-Only Switch Inter-Operability with Legacy Networks