Knowledge Base

Title Authors Last Update Category
The Ethernet Effect: Collaboration, Interoperability, and Adoption of New Technologies Seamus Crehan, George Kimura, Eric Lynskey and Chris Volpe

Representing the first public summary of objective, multi-vendor Ethernet conformance and interoperability testing conducted over an extended period. This whitepaper summarizes seven years of Fast and Gigabit Ethernet testing data gathered through the end of 2005, including test reports from 900 individual products representing several hundred companies.

January 1, 2006 White Papers
WPA-PSK: Step-by-Step Jeremy deVries

In today's age of ubiquitous SOHO networks and ever more Wi-Fi in laptops, security is a paramount concern. Unsecured or improperly set up wireless networks can leave you vulnerable to intrusion, viruses, hijacking of bandwidth, and more problems than one can list, which is why properly setting up your secured network using an authentication mechanism such as WPA-PSK is a crucial step in creating a wireless network. This article provides an overview of the Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key (WPA-PSK) security mechanism, and a step-by-step guide to securing your wireless network.

September 30, 2005 Tutorials
Clause 28 Auto-Negotiation Basic Introduction Matthew Hersh

View this for a basic introduction to Copper and Fiber Ethernet Auto-Negotiation.

August 5, 2005 Tutorials
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
IEEE 802.11 Working Group for WLAN Standards IEEE LMSC

IEEE P802.11 is a standards working group on wireless local area networks. The working group is a part of IEEE LMSC (LAN MAN Standards Committee) formerly called IEEE Project 802. IEEE LMSC reports to the Standards Activity Board (SAB) of the IEEE Computer Society.

June 1, 2005 External Links
Voice Over IP and Wireless Data Coexistence in a WLAN Switch Deployment Tom Leary, UNH-IOL; Aruba Networks

Wireless technology is becoming increasingly integrated into the world's networks. Recent innovations, such as offloading processing to wireless local area network (WLAN) switches at the network's edge, have cleared the way for large-scale enterprise deployments. However, despite improved maintenance and administration tools, switched WLAN networks are vulnerable to issues arising from the heterogeneous network environment, especially the integration of services such as voice over IP (VoIP). An open-industry enterprise services and security test event held from March 21 to March 25, 2005 at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) provided a backdrop for testing these solutions.

May 13, 2005 White Papers
Testing Triple Play Services and Security in Enterprise Networks Wireless, Bridge Functions, and VoX Consortiums

Testing scenarios, caveats and issues encountered in testing converged or "triple play" (voice, video, data) services and security in converged enterprise-class deployment scenarios.

May 4, 2005 White Papers
Fibre Channel Overview Zoltán Meggyesi

A technical overview of Fibre Channel

April 13, 2005 External Links
CERN - High Speed Interconnect Server

Browse through some of the technologies and functions used in high-performance data acquisition systems for high-energy physics experiments.

April 13, 2005 External Links
Fibre Channel Tutorial Various

Fibre Channel is a computer communications protocol designed to meet the many requirements related to the ever increasing demand for high performance information transfer.

September 18, 2014 Tutorials