AuthorsT. Dreibholz
TitleThe NorNet Testbed for Multi-Homed Systems - Introduction and Status
AfilliationCommunication Systems, , Communication Systems
Project(s)The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications
Publication TypeTalks, invited
Year of Publication2014
Location of TalkInvited Talk at Princeton University, Department of Computer Science
Place PublishedPrinceton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Multi-homing denotes the simultaneous connection of endpoints to multiple Internet Service Providers\~(ISP). That is, such endpoints should remain reachable even when some of the ISPs have problems. Besides the redundancy aspect, multi-homing can also make load sharing by multi-path transport possible, i.e.\~increasing the application throughput by utilizing multiple paths simultaneously. The growing need for and deployment of multi-homed applications makes large-scale testing and evaluation in realistic Internet setups necessary. For instance, different paths can have very different characteristics with regard to bandwidth, packet loss rate, congestion, delay and jitter. Therefore, the Simula Research Laboratory is building up the NorNet testbed, which is an open platform for such experiments. NorNet consists of two parts, the wireless part NorNet Edge as well as the wired part NorNet Core, providing researchers the possibility to use programmable, multi-homed nodes at different locations in Norway as well as at some international sites. This talk gives an overview over the NorNet testbed, with a special focus on the usage of the PlanetLab/Linux Containers-based software that is used to run NorNet Core.

Citation KeySimula.simula.2730