|Title||NorNet at Hainan University – An Introduction to the NorNet Testbed|
|Publication Type||Talk, keynote|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Location of Talk||Haikou, Hainan, People's Republic of China|
|Place Published||Haikou, Hainan, People's Republic of China|
|Keywords||Introduction, Multi-Homing, NorNet, NorNet Core, NorNet Edge, Status, Testbed|
A large fraction of the communication in the Internet is handled by the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Since the first deployments of this protocol more than 30 years ago, the spectrum of applications as well as the structure of the network have developed at a fast pace. For example, today's network devices, like smartphones and laptops -- i.e.\ particularly many devices in the area of mobile computing -- frequently have an interesting property: the existence of multiple IP addresses (IPv4 and/or IPv6). The addresses may even change due to mobility. This property, denoted as multi-homing, can be utilised for multi-path transport, i.e. the simultaneous usage of multiple paths in the network to improve performance. Multi-path transport is a hot topic in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which is the standardisation organisation for the Internet.