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a container-based framework
to deploy virtual networks featuring NFV, SDN
and traditional routing protocols

About Kathará

From the Greek Καθαρά.

Implementation of the notorious Netkit using Python and Docker.
Ten times faster than Netkit and more than 100 times lighter, allows easy configuration and deploy of arbitrary virtual networks featuring SDN, NFV and traditional routing protocols such as BGP and OSPF.

Kathará comes with P4, OpenVSwitch, Quagga, Bind, FRRouting and more, but can also be extended with your own container images.

Thanks to Docker, the framework has the performances to run in production and our images can emulate most network equipments.

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Kathará is currently being used by students at Roma Tre University to learn and experiment on computer network technologies.

For more information please check the download section.

Download Kathará

You can download Kathará for free.


Feel free to leave us a comment or some feedback!

You can find the authors on GitHub, or you can also contact our research group at Roma Tre University.