UPDATE: You will not be able to run this specific version against the latest Mininet 2.2. There was a change in Mininet that removed a class that MiniEdit referenced. But there is good news. MiniEdit has been included in the Mininet 2.2 distribution and has this bug fixed in it. So if you want MiniEdit that was released with Mininet 2.2, grab it from the link below.


Out with another update. As I mentioned in my last post, I’m going to start using new functions in Mininet that are not backward compatible with Mininet 2.1.0 or older. So to use this version, you will need to have the latest version of Mininet from GITHUB.

    • Support TCP or SSL for remote controller
    • Some UI layout changes in the host and switch properties.
    • Support new Mininet HostWithPrivateDirs class. Allows you to mount private directories for each host which can also be mounted over an existing directory like /var/tmp or an application directory like /etc/httpd.  Another example is available in Mininet in
    • Replace custom code to set OF protocols with new Mininet OVSSwitch parameter. Below is an example of the new usage in Mininet.
s2 = net.addSwitch( 's2', protocols='OpenFlow13' )
s2 = net.addSwitch( 's2', protocols='OpenFlow13,OpenFlow11' )

Download MiniEdit here.

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Mounting NTFS on Solaris 11

There are many blog entries and forum posts out there that talk about how to mount an NTFS partition or external drive on Solaris, but pretty much all of them are either outdated or have broken links.  I needed to mount my Western Digital My Passport on my Solaris 11 NAS, but NTFS wasn’t there.  So what I am posting here isn’t new, but just a summary of what I found that is still available today.  So far I have found two tools, not new, but located their current home.


mount-ntfs is a single binary solution.  You can download it from SourceForge at .  It’s a simple binary that you can run as such.

mount_ntfs /dev/rdsk/c15t0d0p0 /mnt/pp

FSWpart and FSWfsmisc

FSWpart and FSWfsmisc are Solaris packages that add NTFS as a valid filesystem to the standard mount utilities.  You can download these packages from
Uncompress and install the packages with ‘root’ privileges.

% gunzip -c FSWpart.tar.gz | tar xvf -
# pkgadd -d . FSWpart

% gunzip -c FSWfsmisc.tar.gz | tar xvf -
# pkgadd -d . FSWfsmisc

Now you can mount just like any other partition.

mount -F ntfs /dev/rdsk/c15t0d0p0 /mnt/pp/

The one thing to note that is different about these tools compared to the standard mount tools, is that they run as a process.  Once you mount your partition, it will tell you that you need to kill the process to unmount the partition.  Using umount won’t work.


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