Software-defined networks (SDNs) are managed by a central controller that typically uses a separate, out-of-band network for control traffic. We are working on an intercontinental SDN, the AtlanticWave/SDX, and a secondary network connection would be very costly, so we have designed an in-band network control solution, and have generalized it for other SDNs to use.
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