May 3rd, 2015

The Networking Lab supports research and education related to computer networks and distributed systems. It consists of several routers and switches plus a collection of Linux based servers. It hosts two PlanetLab and two EmanicsLab nodes and provides a number of general services to other research groups or the whole university:

  • Apache web service for several web sites
  • Subversion repositories for several projects
  • Domain Name Service for several zones (e.g.,
  • IPv6 connectivity for selected parts of the university network
  • Cacti statistics and graphing

The core network consists of the following devices:

  • 2 HP ProCurve 2824
  • 2 Juniper J6300 / Junos 9.x
  • 2 Cisco C1802 / IOS 12.4
  • 1 Riverstone RS 3000 / RS 9.1
  • 4 VIA EPIA MII 10000 (dead)
  • 2 Sam Knows white boxes, 2 Sam Knows black boxes
  • 1 RIPE Atlas probe (v3)

The following servers are owned by the CNDS group (additional server owned by other research groups exist but are not listed here):

For our everyday work, we use the following desktops and laptops:

  • 4 Apple Mac Mini
  • 1 Apple MacBook Air 13”
  • 2 Dell Workstations (slowly dying)
  • 1 Apple iMac 24” (slowly dying)
  • 1 Apple MacBook (dead)
  • 1 Apple Powerbook (dead)
  • 1 Siemens Lifebook (dead)

The lab in addition hosts a collection of wireless sensor nodes that are used for research projects and graduate student education:

Last but not least, our group is supported by the following devices:

  • 1 DeLonghi Magnifica
  • 1 Bomann
  • 2 19” Racks
  • 1 KVM Switch
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