Testbeds and Research Infrastructure. Development of Networks and Communities. 8th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2012, Thessanoliki, Greece, June 11-13, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Real-Time Testbed for Routing Network

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35576-9_22,
        author={Kang Yao and Weiqing Sun and Mansoor Alam and Mingzhe Xu and Vijay Devabhaktuni},
        title={A Real-Time Testbed for Routing Network},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructure. Development of Networks and Communities. 8th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2012, Thessanoliki, Greece, June 11-13, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={ARTNet Network Testbed Routing Protocols Virtualization Network Service},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35576-9_22}
    }
    
  • Kang Yao
    Weiqing Sun
    Mansoor Alam
    Mingzhe Xu
    Vijay Devabhaktuni
    Year: 2012
    A Real-Time Testbed for Routing Network
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35576-9_22
Kang Yao1,*, Weiqing Sun1,*, Mansoor Alam1,*, Mingzhe Xu1,*, Vijay Devabhaktuni1,*
  • 1: The University of Toledo
*Contact email: kang.yao@utoledo.edu, weiqing.sun@utoledo.edu, mansoor.alam@utoledo.edu, mingzhe.xu@utoledo.edu, vijay.devabhaktuni@utoledo.edu

Abstract

Existing network testbeds can enable developers to evaluate the performance of different routing protocols in a network and help students to enhance their hands-on experiences and understand complex and abstract concepts of routing protocols by allowing them to carry out real-world experiments, but they are either limited in features or expensive to establish and manage. To address the problem, this paper presents ARTNet - A Real-Time Testbed for Routing Network – which supports almost all the popular routing protocols for typical applications in a cost-effective manner. ARTNet has been implemented on a multiprocessor server for users to create and manage their routing networks. Performance and functionality evaluations on the ARTNet platform show that it is a promising approach.