Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

Levi Perigo

Second Advisor

Joe Mcmanus

Third Advisor

Kevin Epperson

Abstract

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is reshaping the networking paradigm. Previous study on SDN shows that SDN implementation has advantages over the traditional network. Enhancing the existing SDN functionality to the global network level, this study examines how utilizing the flexibility and programmability of SDN will benefit BGP inside the autonomous system (AS), and facilitate the transition to next generation transport networks. This research provides a Route Manipulation application in which the SDN controller manipulates routes in the SDN per the BGP updates received from the neighboring peer. The automation in this application provides a new way for the functioning of an AS with the use of the RYU SDN controller. Using SDN at a global network level will give advantages such as increased efficiency, reduced human errors due to automation, faster convergence, and cost effectiveness. The application will provide a new scope to the use of SDN at a global network level.

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