Knowledge Base

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UNH-IOL CE Router March 2011 Whitepaper UNH-IOL

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) recently hosted an interoperability test event focusing on Customer Edge (CE) router IPv6 device capability. The testing documented during this event took place during the week of February 14th through 18th 2011.

White Papers March 17, 2011
TR-069 - A Crash Course Jason Walls, Tim Sheehan

A detailed overview of the CPE WAN Management Protocol as specified in Broadband Forum Technical Report 069 and related documents

Tutorials December 21, 2009
Implementing DHCPv6 on an IPv6 Network Benjamin Long

Information about implementing a DHCPv6 system in an existing IPv6 netowrk.

Tutorials August 11, 2009
Fibre Channel Physical Layer Tutorial Daniel Reynolds

FC-PI-2 specifies both Electrical and Optical interfaces for Fibre Channel. This document focuses on the Electrical Physical Layer up to 4G speeds. This document describes the unique characteristics specific for FC devices as well attempts to introduce the generic topics involved in serial based technologies.

Tutorials June 22, 2009
A Comparison of Efficiency, Throughput, and Energy Requirements of Wireless Anthony Murabito

As energy sources are dwindling, power consumption is a major obstacle facing virtually every industry. Alongside Internet access, wireless computer networks, more commonly known as Wi-Fi networks, have become widely adopted. These wireless networks have found their way into our homes and have also spread to the enterprise market. The goal of this research is to study the power consumption of wireless Access Points, and determine possible means to reduce the energy requirement of the Access Point.

White Papers March 1, 2009
Data Center Bridging Tutorial Mikkel Hagen

Describes the upcoming IEEE standards related to Per-priority PAUSE, Enhanced Transmission Selection, DCB Exchange and Congestion Notification.

Tutorials February 1, 2009
Fibre Channel over Ethernet Tutorial Mikkel Hagen

Fibre Channel over Ethernet is a data center protocol designed to transfer Fibre Channel frames over commodity Ethernet equipment.

Tutorials November 25, 2008
Routing OSPFv2 Guide UNH-IOL

This document describes the OSPF Protocol.

Tutorials July 21, 2008
Moonv6 June 2007 Whitepaper UNH-IOL

The testing documented in this paper took place in June 2007 and focused on end-to-end basic office application demonstrations including printing scenarios, NFS (Network File Share), web design tools, collaboration tools, and SHIM6(Site Multihoming By IPv6) in a multivendor environment.

White Papers September 13, 2007
Moonv6 2006 Whitepaper UNH-IOL

During the July 2006 test set, protocol-specific test plans were executed at both the UNH-IOL and the JITC Ft. Huachuca sites. IPv6 Information Assurance vulnerabilities assessment identified vulnerabilities in individual devices and within networks that are representative of operational DoD systems. Testing involved network applications including Network Time Protocol (NTP), DoD IPv6 Information Assurance, IPSec, DNS, DHCP, Firewalls and Applications, Transition Mechanisms and Dual-Stack Routing.

White Papers July 20, 2007
TCP Testing Requirements (Test Plan Supplement) UNH-IOL

The purpose of this document is to specify requirements to perform the Transmission Control Protocol Test Specification.

Tutorials March 12, 2007
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.

Theses September 1, 2006
Clause 40 Auto-Crossover White Paper Matthew Hersh

A brief tutorial that covers the basics behind the Clause 40 Automatic MDI/MDI-X Configuration.

Tutorials April 18, 2006
Moonv6 2005 Whitepaper UNH-IOL

This round of testing aimed to improve the conformance, stability, and internetworking capability of multiple commercial implementations of IPv6. The event was attended by 11 organizations. Where previous rounds of testing were focused on testing core network areas, objectives for this round were to demonstrate advances in IPv6 applications, including DHCP, voice services, mobility, DHCP, DNS/DHCP resolution, application layer (VoIP), and security (IPsec). A successful VoIP call was made over IPv6 from New Hampshire to South Korea using commercial software.

White Papers March 20, 2006
MPLS World Congress 2006 Jambi Ganbar, Jonathan Morin, Cartsen Rossenhoevel, and Gabriele Schrenk

The MPLS World Congress 2006 interoperability event included 15 different companies and was hosted by the EANTC and UNH-IOL and was endorsed by the MPLS Forum and Frame Relay Alliance, held in Berlin, Germany. This event focused the convergence of both old and new MPLS services such as VPLS, BGP-VPNs, Layer 2 VPNs while still being guaranteed by Fast Reroute and MPLS Diff Serve. The event was especially successful in focusing on converged services as it included all classes of MPLS devices.

White Papers February 6, 2006
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.

White Papers January 1, 2006
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.

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

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

Tutorials August 5, 2005
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.

White Papers July 25, 2005
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.

External Links June 1, 2005
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.

White Papers May 13, 2005
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.

White Papers May 4, 2005
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.

External Links April 13, 2005
MPLS World Congress 2005 Carsten Rossenhoevel, Michael Pergament, and Jonathan Morin

The second MPLS World Congress interoperability event included 10 different companies and was hosted by the MPLS Forum and Frame Relay Alliance at the EANTC labs in Berlin, Germany. The demonstration, held at the MPLS World Congress in Paris, proved that MPLS Layer 2 Ethernet-based VPNs are ready for large scale deployment. Also demonstrated were minimal MPLS ping and traceroute implementations.

White Papers February 28, 2005
Moonv6 2004 Whitepaper UNH-IOL

The November test set explored several new areas, including VoIP via Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), wireless LANS and streaming video via Multicast. Particular areas of testing included IPsec, DNS, DHCP, iSCSI, routing, tunneling and QoS. The November testing was attended by 16 different vendors, and results proved that IPv6 is stable and capable of running key data communications applications (voice-based services and multicast).

White Papers January 3, 2005