Reference : FlowOS: a Flow-Based Platform for Middleboxes
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Engineering, computing & technology : Computer science
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/167809
FlowOS: a Flow-Based Platform for Middleboxes
English
Abdul, Alim [Lancaster University > > > >]
Bezahaf, Mehdi [Lancaster University > > > >]
Mathy, Laurent mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Systèmes informatiques répartis et sécurité >]
2013
Proceedings of CoNEXT Workshops 2013
Yes
International
ACM CoNEXT HotMiddlebox Workshop
2013
[en] Middleboxes are heavily used in the Internet to process the
network tra c for a speci c purpose. As there is no open
standards, these proprietary boxes are expensive and di -
cult to upgrade. In this paper, we present a programmable
platform for middleboxes called FlowOS to run on commod-
ity hardware. It provides an elegant programming model for
writing ow processing software, which hides the complexi-
ties of low-level packet processing, process synchronisation,
and inter-process communication. We show that FlowOS
itself does not add any signi cant overhead to ows by pre-
senting some preliminary test results.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/167809

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