Ubiquitous Communications and Network Computing. First International Conference, UBICNET 2017, Bangalore, India, August 3-5, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Estimation of Raw Packets in SDN

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_13,
        author={Yash Sinha and Shikhar Vashishth and K. Haribabu},
        title={Estimation of Raw Packets in SDN},
        proceedings={Ubiquitous Communications and Network Computing. First International Conference, UBICNET 2017, Bangalore, India, August 3-5, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={UBICNET},
        year={2018},
        month={1},
        keywords={Raw packets OpenFlow Software Defined Networks (SDN)},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_13}
    }
    
  • Yash Sinha
    Shikhar Vashishth
    K. Haribabu
    Year: 2018
    Estimation of Raw Packets in SDN
    UBICNET
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_13
Yash Sinha1,*, Shikhar Vashishth2, K. Haribabu1
  • 1: BITS, Pilani
  • 2: Indian Institute of Science
*Contact email: h2016077@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

Abstract

In SDN based networks, for network management such as monitoring, performance tuning, enforcing security, configurations, calculating QoS metrics etc. a certain fraction of traffic is responsible. It consists of packets for many network protocols such as DHCP, MLD, MDNS, NDP etc. Most of the time these packets are created and absorbed at midway switches. We refer to these as raw packets. Cumulative statistics of sent and received traffic is sent to the controller by OpenFlow compliant switches that includes these raw packets. Although, not part of the data traffic these packets get counted and leads to noise in the measured statistics and thus, hamper the accuracy of methods that depend on these statistics such as calculation of QoS metrics.