BT Technology Journal

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 195-203

First online:

Using Programmable Network Management Techniques to Establish Experimental Networking Testbeds

  • A Hughes
  • , W Emmerich

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The way in which research groups evaluate router software (QoS and routing components, for example) seems to be restricted to methodologies using mathematical modelling and simulation techniques. We believe that an experimental methodology is rarely used as the deployment of custom routing software to a testbed comprising multiple routers is a non-trivial task that is beyond the scope of most network research projects. This project intends to make experimental methodologies more accessible to researchers by using programmable networking techniques and by building a management system for a network testbed.