1st Workshop on Emulation Tools, Methodology and Techniques

Research Article

Design and Implementation of XBurner

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.simutools.2013.251709,
        author={Toshiyuki Miyachi and Shinsuke Miwa},
        title={Design and Implementation of XBurner},
        proceedings={1st Workshop on Emulation Tools, Methodology and Techniques},
        proceedings_a={EMUTOOLS WORKSHOP},
        keywords={network experiment traffic generation network testbed},
  • Toshiyuki Miyachi
    Shinsuke Miwa
    Year: 2013
    Design and Implementation of XBurner
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.simutools.2013.251709
Toshiyuki Miyachi1,*, Shinsuke Miwa1
  • 1: NICT
*Contact email: miyachi@nict.go.jp


Experiments involving evaluation of new network technologies require realistic network environments. Network traffic is one of the important elements in these environments and many products and approaches are available to generate realistic traffic. However, for efficient evaluation, users should be able to configure their traffic to possess the requisite user-defined characteristics. The existing traffic generators often do not allow users to use their application software in conjunction with the generated traffic. Therefore these generators cannot satisfy user's requirements in some cases.

We propose XBurner---a platform that can be used to generate mass traffic using a number of actual and native software applications on virtual PCs. The environment in this platform is developed using AnyBed and XENebula and is controlled by SpringOS. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of XBurner.