NORMAL action support

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NORMAL action support
« on: January 05, 2018, 06:08:17 AM »
Hello folks,

I am using RYU controller to perform some tasks and i see that the "NORMAL" action is not being supported in zodiac fx because, the flow action field is blank when there is a NORMAL action.

So is it true that zodiac fx switches do not support NORMAL action.

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Re: NORMAL action support
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 07:11:07 AM »
As the Zodiac FX is a "native" OpenFlow switch it doesn't support the NORMAL action, it is only "hybrid" switches that support it because they can send the packet to the non-OpenFlow switching pipeline.
As stated in the OpenFlow specification, "OpenFlow-only switches do not support the NORMAL port and FLOOD port, while OpenFlow-hybrid switches may support them".

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Paul

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Re: NORMAL action support
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 04:43:25 AM »
Thanks a lot Paul for this information.  :) :)