Log into the switch with the following credentials:
USER = "basebox" PASSWORD = "b-isdn"
You should then see the console of BISDN Linux. You can also display the OS information by running
BISDN Linux, as most other Linux systems, requires superuser privileges to run commands that change system settings. The examples below must then be run via sudo to succeed.
BISDN Linux makes use of systemd. There are several systemd-enabled services required that turn a whitebox switch into a router:
You may start/stop/query a service like this:
systemctl start | stop | restart | enable | disable | status SERVICE.service
where for example the command to show information about baseboxd would be
systemctl status baseboxd.service.
Checking the versions of packages, like the ones listed above, can be done using
sudo opkg info <package name>
You can also print all installed packages with their associated versions with
sudo opkg list_installed
For the current version of baseboxd, simply run
List information about the BISDN Linux release with
And information about the build date and linux kernel can be found via
BISDN Linux contains the prerequisites to control the switch by either local or remote OpenFlow controllers. The default configuration is a local controller, with BISDN Linux currently supporting baseboxd and Ryu.
Run the following scripts in the BISDN Linux shell to configure the local or remote controller.
To configure a local baseboxd controller using the default OpenFlow port 6653:
sudo basebox-change-config -l baseboxd
To configure a local Ryu controller:
sudo basebox-change-config -l ryu-manager ryu.app.ofctl_rest
ryu.app.ofctl_rest is the Ryu application. If you have a file for a custom application, please use the absolute path to the application file.
Please note that with Ryu the integration of Linux networking (netlink) events is not supported, as that is a feature from baseboxd.
To configure a remote OpenFlow controller with <IP-address> and <OpenFlow-port>:
sudo basebox-change-config -r <IP-address> <OpenFlow-port>
You can check the results of your configuration in the following file: /etc/default/ofagent
The section “OPTION=” should point to localhost (local controller) or to the remote controller and respective port that you have configured.
The baseboxd configuration file located in ‘/etc/default/baseboxd’ allows you to set flags for which ports to listen on and for enabling/disabling multicast and KNET interfaces. The default configuration file shows the basic structure:
### Configuration options for baseboxd # # Enable multicast support: # FLAGS_multicast=true # # Listening port: # FLAGS_port=6653 # # gRPC listening port: # FLAGS_ofdpa_grpc_port=50051 # # Use KNET interfaces (experimental): # FLAGS_use_knet=false ### glog # # log to stderr by default: GLOG_logtostderr=1 # verbose log level: # GLOG_v=0 # verbose per-module log level: # GLOG_vmodule=
In order to apply changes in the baseboxd configuration you can either reboot the switch:
or restart the baseboxd service:
sudo systemctl restart baseboxd