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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.



Raymond Burkholder.

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