Knowledge Base

Title Authors Last Update Category
OSRM January 2004 Chris Volpe, Ichiro Inoue, Kaori Shimizu, Yumiko Kawashima, and Tom Dimicelli

The first OSRM event, held at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), provided an aggressive carrier-class environment for GMPLS testing including several GMPLS interworking scenarios that had not been achieved in previous multi-vendor test settings. The testing, conducted by the UNH-IOL OSRM test group, involved a variety of test cases that focused on stability testing, control channel fault handling and data channel failure recovery.

January 26, 2004 White Papers
OSRM Test Event 2004 Henry He, Chris Volpe, Takumi Ohba, Kaori Shimizu, Yumiko Kawashima, and Tom DiMicelli

The second UNH-IOL OSRM test event included seven different companies and was designed in collaboration with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) and the participants to validate and prove GMPLS functionality in a multi-vendor network. This collaboration generated an exceptionally realistic and demanding test suite in line with service providers\' operational demands, rather than simple conformance or interoperability scenarios.

September 27, 2004 White Papers
OSRM Test Event 2005 Henry He, Takumi Ohba, Kaori Shimizu, Chris Volpe, John Allen, Ankur Chadda, and Scott Larsonk

The third UNH-IOL OSRM test event was designed with a new focus on the failure recovery mechanisms of a GMPLS network. The event provided a vendor-neutral setting that gave participants an opportunity to assess interoperability and valuable feedback to assist them in refining their implementations. Testing included interconnected products demonstrating the functionality of various aspects of explicit route and label control to set up GMPLS traffic engineered most suitable path, control channel failure recovery, data plane failure recovery by multi-layer traffic engineering, end-to-end protection in signaling, and the ability of GMPLS to manage diverse networks with increased scalability.

July 25, 2005 White Papers
Overview of Internet Protocol (Part 2) Ben Schultz

An overview of the workings of the Internet Protocol (Part 2) including specific IPv4 routing protocols.

June 4, 2001 Tutorials
Overview of the Internet Protocol Ben Schultz

An overview of the workings of the Internet Protocol.

June 4, 2001 Tutorials
Overview of UNH EXS for Programmers Robert Russell, Patrick MacArthur

The Extended Sockets API (ES-API) is a specification published by the Open Group that defines extensions to the traditional socket API in order to provide asynchronous I/O and also memory registration for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). These two major new features enable programmers to take advantage of today's multi-core processors and RDMA network hardware, such as InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE interfaces, in a convenient yet efficient manner.

April 15, 2012 Tutorials
PCIe_Express_Overview Raju Mishra

Step by step overview on the PCIe Express.

September 23, 2014 Tutorials
Performance Evaluation of TCP over IEEE 802.11 WLANs Sachin Goel

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is a communication protocol that is used to provide reliable data delivery between hosts. As TCP is the most highly used transport-layer protocol, many have worked on addressing the issue of performance. Performance issues have been studied in various environments, especially when using 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). Wireless networks are prone to a higher number of packets loss and corruption. 802.11 WLANs have an equivalently fast acknowledgement mechanism as TCP to ensure reliability of traffic over it. This duplication of functionality between TCP and 802.11 WLAN creates unexpected behaviors that can result in high costs in terms of overall performance. A significant amount of analytical and simulation work has been done in the past to study the behaviour of TCP over 802.11 WLANs. The main contribution of this work is the analysis of TCP interaction in an 802.11 WLAN topology by using real commercial-grade equipments. A testing methodology is designed to do the quantitative performance evaluation in a network topology consisted of wired as well as a wireless connection. The methodology contains test scenarios with different configurable settings on an Access Point (AP) and various controlled impairments in the network topology such as latency, packet drop, noise interference, etc. The performance of TCP is measured in terms of the throughput. This work provides a comprehensive set of experiments to study the behaviour of TCP over 802.11 WLANs. The results can provide insight into the performance cost associated with TCP traffic on 802.11 WLANs under different network environments and configurations on the AP. The results of this work thus have a value to equipment manufacturers and network operators.

September 1, 2006 Theses
PoE Technical FAQ

PoE FAQ's

September 23, 2014 External Links
PPP Design, Implementation, and Debugging, Second Edition James Carlson

From the back cover: "PPP Design, Implementation, and Debugging, Second Edition, is a complete and convenient resrouce for netowrk system designers and administrators. This book contains everything you need to know to work with the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), one of the most important Internet protocols in use today. Inside you'll find clear explanations of the underlying concepts, practical implementation information, and valuable debugging techniques to keep your PPP connections running smoothly, efficiently, and uninterrupted."

June 26, 2012 Recommended Textbooks