- The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
- IEICE Transactions on Communications (ISSN:09168516)
- vol.E103.B, no.4, pp.422-430, 2020-04-01 (Released:2020-04-01)
In the coming smart-home era, more and more household electrical appliances are generating more and more sensor data and transmitting them over the home networks, which are often connected to Internet through Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) for desirable authentication and accounting. However, according to our knowledge, high-speed commercial home PPPoE router is still absent for a home network environment. In this paper, we first introduce and evaluate our programmable platform FLARE-DPDK for ease of programming network functions. Then we introduce our effort to build a compact 10Gbps software FLARE PPPoE router on a commercial mini-PC. In our implementation, the control plane is implemented with Linux PPPoE software for authentication-like signaling control. The data plane is implemented over FLARE-DPDK platform, where we get packets from physical network interfaces directly bypassing Linux kernel and distribute packets to multiple CPU cores for data processing in parallel. We verify our software PPPoE router in both lab and production network environment. The experimental results show that our FLARE software PPPoE router can achieve much higher throughput than a commercial PPPoE router tested in a production environment.