Design and Implementation of ForCES Protocol

Pedro Luis Gonzalez Ramirez, Jaime Lloret, Susan Martínez Cordero, Luis Carlos Trujillo Arboleda


This paper proposes the design and implementation of the ForCES protocol, specifically FP logical point of the ForCES architecture, which is strictly the communication between the CE (Control Element) and the FE (Forwarding Element). It is a flexible and reprogrammable architecture that is established within the specifications issued and defined by the ForCES working group, and consists of elaboration of a protocol that carries information between both elements. In order to comprobate the correct functioning of the implemented the ForCES protocol, is we provide a network testbed scenario, which consist an application client-server. Each device has equipped with the application which based on Java language, that allows the researcher to be able to compare the typical functionality of a conventional router with a router based in architecture ForCES. It allows taking advantage of the benefits of this architecture to reprogram different and new functionalities.


ForCES Protocol, programmable networks and systems, flexible architectures, open architecture, Structs LFBs, testbed ForCES, server application, clients application

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