software dataplane verification

abstract The industry is in the mood for programmable networks, where an operator can dynamically deploy network func- tions on network devices, akin to how one deploys virtual machines on physical machines in a cloud environment. Such flexibility brings along the threat of unpredictable behavior and performance. What are the minimum restrictions that we need to impose on network functionality such that we are able to verify that a network device behaves and performs as expected, for example, does not crash or enter an infinite loop?...

November 3, 2015 · 1 min · steve ulrich