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A Distributed Algorithm for Topology Discovery in Software-Defined Networks

Authors: L. Ochoa-Aday, C. Cervelló-Pastor, A. Fernández-Fernández. Title: “A Distributed Algorithm for Topology Discovery in Software-Defined Networks,” BookTitle: Trends in Practical Applications of Scalable Multi-Agent Systems, the PAAMS Collection, vol. 473 of the series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 978-3-319-40159-1, pp. 363-367, June 2016.


To ensure a proficient topology discovery service in Software-Defined Networks (SDN), we propose a simple agents-based mechanism to improve the efficiency of the topology discovery process. In this work, an algorithm for a novel Topology Discovery Protocol (SD-TDP) is designed. This protocol will be implemented in each switch through an agent. Thus, this approach will provide a distributed solution to solve the problem of network topology discovery in a more simple and efficient way.


Keywords: SDN Agents Topology discovery Distributed protocol

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40159-1_31