[kaanalnet-discuss] What does it mean that KaanalNet uses the Linux Containers (LXC)

  • From: brian mullan <bmullan.mail@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kaanalnet-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:21:17 -0400

On the KaanalNet wiki page it says:

*KaanalNet uses the Linux Containers (LXC), openvswitch, linux bridge and
ping,iperf(traffic utilities). KaanalNet is tested with OpenDayLight and
POX SDN controller.*

I'm just trying to clarify what "*uses the Linux Containers (LXC)*"
means. Mininet uses the LXC terminology also but does NOT use the
API for LXC <https://linuxcontainers.org/lxc/introduction/>.

Mininet uses only a "lightweight" linux container and not an LXC container
where you have a full OS running in the LXC container & sharing the kernel
of the host machine.

It would be great if KaanalNet really used the lxc-create, lxc-start,
lxc-stop, lxc-clone etc command set/API so it would be possible to install
an actual application into the KaanalNet network host/nodes.

Thanks for any clarification.


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