Logical peering for interdomain networking on testbeds

Conference Paper

Research testbed fabrics have potential to support long-lived, evolving, interdomain experiments, including opt-in application traffic across multiple campuses and edge sites. We propose abstractions and security infrastructure to facilitate multi-domain networking, and a reusable controller toolkit (Ex-oPlex) for network service providers (NSPs) running in testbed-hosted virtual network slices. We demonstrate the idea on the ExoGENI testbed, which allows slices to interconnect and exchange traffic over peering links by mutual consent. Each ExoPlex NSP runs a peering controller that manages its interactions with its linked peers and controls the NSP's dataplane network via SDN. Our approach expresses policies for secure peering and routing in a declarative language-logical peering. The prototype uses logic rules to verify IP prefix ownership, filter and validate route advertisements, and implement user-specified policies for connectivity and path control in networks with multiple transit NSPs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yao, Y; Cao, Q; Ruth, P; Cevik, M; Wang, C; Chase, J

Published Date

  • July 1, 2020

Published In

  • Ieee Infocom 2020 Ieee Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, Infocom Wkshps 2020

Start / End Page

  • 824 - 829

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781728186955

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/INFOCOMWKSHPS50562.2020.9162936

Citation Source

  • Scopus