Ryuretic: A modular framework for Ryu

Jacob H. Cox, Sean Donovan, Russell J. Clarky, Henry L. Owen

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10 Scopus citations


We present Ryuretic as a modular, programming framework for SDN application development. Ryuretic draws its inspiration from Pyretic, which already offers powerful, modular abstractions for network operators; however, Ryuretic also builds on Ryu's greater variety of packet match fields and its access to advanced OpenFlow protocols. This framework allows programmers to create new, extensible, and more powerful network applications at a much higher level of abstraction. As Pyretic does with POX, Ryuretic places an additional abstraction layer over the Ryu framework for network application development. Additionally, its abstractions allow researchers to target specific layers of the OSI model and install both proactive and reactive rule sets, without immersing themselves in the Ryu architecture. Ryuretic is under continual development, and it is available to users via GitHub.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMILCOM 2016 - 2016 IEEE Military Communications Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037810
StatePublished - Dec 22 2016
Event35th IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2016 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2016Nov 3 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Conference35th IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Controller
  • Network Operating System
  • OpenFlow
  • Pyretic
  • Ryu
  • Ryuretic
  • SDN
  • Software Defined Networking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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