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Comparison of freeware open source switch software?
> If you're only interested in stuff that goes on iron, openvswitch is out - it's
> pure software meant to run on hypervisors
Not necessarily true anymore. Look for SwitchDev, which is incorporated into the Linux kernel , is undergoing continuous improvement, and allows the kernel to offload forwarding rules to the hardware.
This allows open source software like Open vSwitch and Free Range Routing to work natively/directly with hardware.
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