AuthorsT. Dreibholz
TitleNorNet – Building an Inter-Continental Internet Testbed based on Open Source Software
Afilliation, Communication Systems, Communication Systems
Project(s)NorNet, The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2016
Conference NameProceedings of the LinuxCon Europe
Date Published10/2016
Place PublishedBerlin/Germany
KeywordsLinux, Multi-Path Transport, NorNet Testbed, Open Source, Resilience, Virtualisation

NorNet is an open, international Internet testbed platform for research on multi-homed systems. Multi-homed systems have the property of being connected to multiple Internet Service Providers (ISP) simultaneously, in order to still provide connectivity in case of ISP/network failures. Basis of NorNet is Linux, together with other Open Source software. At the moment, the testbed infrastructure spreads over 21 sites on 4 continents.
NorNet makes extensive use of advanced Linux features like virtualisation, file system features, routing rules, SCTP, MPTCP, and more. The global distribution creates further challenges. Goal of this talk is therefore to provide an overview of the problems that occurred when building the testbed, as well as solutions and lessons learned from solving these challenges. The idea is to present guidelines for utilising the advanced Linux features in own projects.

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