Mininet Support

Mininet is self-supported by the friendly Mininet community via the mininet-discuss mailing list and the FAQ. To sign up for the mailing list, go to

We hope to preserve a high signal-to-noise ratio for the mailing list, so please try to submit only intelligent, well-researched questions or comments regarding Mininet itself (rather than OpenFlow, NOX, networking in general, etc.) and high-quality answers. Your questions are much more likely to be answered (and you’re likely to have much more success) if you’re using our pre-built virtual machine (VM) image.

Please do consult the documentation and FAQ before posting questions to mininet-discuss, and please feel free to answer questions posted on the list!

You are also encouraged to contribute helpful questions and answers to the FAQ.

Please also feel free to make use of the #mininet IRC channel on FreeNode for Mininet-related discussion. For OpenFlow discussion, please feel free to use #openflow (and people on #openflow might also be able to help with Mininet issues.)

Bug Reports and Feature Requests

Please file any Mininet bug reports and feature requests (only!) by creating a new issue on github. Please read and use the issue template.

Please do not abuse github issues by posting random questions or requests for support. Please do consult the documentation and FAQ before posting questions to mininet-discuss.

Mininet is an Open Source project, so we encourage everyone to work to improve it! Please feel free to submit patches and pull requests along with your issue.

If you are working on a new feature, please create an issue for the feature you’re working on so that we can all avoid duplicating effort. When your new feature (or fix) is ready, submit a pull request and/or attach a patch to your issue.

Community Packages and Extensions

In addition to the core Mininet system, several members of the Mininet community have developed useful Mininet-based packages, extensions, and tools.