Prototyping future Internet technologies is an important but complicated task, mainly caused by incompatibilities to existing systems and high implementation complexity. To reduce these problems, we have developed the Future Internet Toolbox (FIT), consisting of four frameworks that cover data transport, information-centric networking, naming, and name resolution. These frameworks can be used separately or can be combined to a large testbed, covering many aspects at once. Experience has shown that FIT not only simplifies our own prototyping activities but is also useful for other projects due to its generality.


Future Internet network testbed framework prototype information-centric data-centric transport naming name resolution 


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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thorsten Biermann
    • 1
  • Christian Dannewitz
    • 1
  • Holger Karl
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Group Computer NetworksUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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