Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FAUCET Foundation established

To: "" <>
From: Richard Nelson <>
Subject: Faucet Foundation Established
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:38:45 +1200

We are please to announce the Faucet Foundation has been established and 
registered as an Incorporated Society.  The Foundation has been 
established with the following aims:
  - To curate the Faucet platform as a production quality reference 
implementation of an SDN system,
  - To host the infrastructure for a Faucet community, and
  - To ensure that the Faucet platform and the benefits of using it are 
available to the widest possible community.

The Foundation has a board representing industry, R&E networks and 
universities, all of which have contributed to the development of 
Faucet.   The board are still establishing plans for the Foundation, we 
encourage you to provide suggestions or feedback via  Board members will be at the Faucet 
Conference to talk to users and developers.

As part of the move to a Faucet Foundation the GitHub repository will 
soon be moving from reannz/faucet to faucetsdn/faucet. Further details 
will be posted before this happens.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

FAUCET 1.5.7 with policy based and inter VLAN routing

From Brad Cowie:


Hi again,

Happy to announce v1.5.7 has just been released on github, docker hub and

This is our first release to include stable Inter-VLAN Routing (IVR) and Policy Based Routing (PBR), most of which is alive on my network at WAND now.

Here's the release highlights for 1.5.7:

 * Fix nexthop resolution for IVR.
 * Explicitly log host/port/VLAN learning association.

Since things have been moving so quickly for us at faucet attempting to ship IVR and PBR there was also an intermediary release that wasn't announced.

Here are the release highlights for 1.5.6:

 * Fix logging of DPID of VID
 * Ryu upgrade to 4.16
 * Security fixes for crashes in Ryu parser (severely restricted byte range)
 * Add OF meter support
 * Multiple VLANs can have the same VID
 * VLAN and drop rule tags on InfluxDB flows

Brad Cowie

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Osaka IX FAUCET deployment

Primary production of FAUCET Umbrella w/ x930 Allied Telesis @NSPIXP-3 in Osaka Japan The SDN road for IXPs Thanks @FaucetSdn @WIDE_Project

Congratulations, Marc!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

govhack Hamilton networked by FAUCET

FAUCET conference - save the date - October 19th/20th 2017 Berkeley, CA

FAUCET 2017 conference: save the date

FAUCET is an open source SDN/OpenFlow controller for experimental and enterprise networks, running in production at multiple sites and supported by multiple hardware vendors.

The WAND network research group at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, Google, ESnet and LBLNet, would like to announce the first FAUCET conference, to be held at LBL in Berkeley, CA, 19th and 20th of October 2017.

Main conference: 19th and 20th October 2017
PlugFest: 18th October 2017

The conference will be for FAUCET users, operators and developers - those interested in using SDN in production. It will feature an in depth workshop on building and operating production enterprise SDN networks, given by Brad Cowie from the WAND network research group, and network infrastructure for the conference will be powered by FAUCET itself.

It will include also workshops on FAUCET development, consultation on future architecture and features, including the gNMI protocol for configuration and telemetry, and network security.

The conference will be preceded by a FAUCET PlugFest on the 18th of October for vendors to test interoperability and compatibility. The PlugFest network will remain in place for the main conference, for attendees to have an opportunity to see and use different switching platforms.

The date and location are set, and registration will be open August 2017. We will announce further details on the faucet-users group - please stay tuned there for updates.

Hope to see you there,