ImNet: An Imperative Network Programming Language

Mohamed A. El-Zawawy, Adel I. AlSalem

One of the most recent architectures of networks is Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) using a con- troller appliance to control the set of switches on the network. The controlling process includes installing or uninstalling packet-processing rules on flow tables of switches. This paper presents a high-level imperative network programming language, called ImNet, to facilitate writing efficient, yet simple, programs executed by controller to manage switches. ImNet is simply-structured, expressive, compositional, and imperative. This paper also introduces an operational semantics to ImNet. Detailed examples of programs (with their operational semantics) constructed in ImNet are illustrated in the paper as well.

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