Tutorial: Quick and easy network service and packet processing using NetServ
Jae Woo Lee, Columbia Univ.; Roberto Francescangeli, Univ. of Perugia
Tues 3:30 - 5:30 pm
NetServ is a programmable router architecture, designed for dynamically deploying in-network services. Using NetServ, GENI experimenters can write TCP/IP and packet processing application modules quickly in Java, and dynamically install them into any NetServ-enabled ProtoGENI or PlanetLab nodes. In this hands-on tutorial, you will learn the NetServ architecture, and develop a simple NetServ application module.
A step-by-step instruction is available here: GEC11NetServTutorialInstruction
- Basic understanding of GENI concepts (covered in the Introduction to GENI talk)
- Java programming experience
Helpful, but not required:
- Experience working with ProtoGENI (covered in an earlier tutorial: Introduction to GENI using Flack by Rob Ricci)
Please arrive with:
A laptop with Pre-work completed (see below) if you want to follow along the hands-on tutorial.
None, if you simply wants to watch the tutorial.
If you want to follow along the tutorial with your hands on the keyboard:
- Bring a laptop with VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) installed.
- Either download and import into VirtualBox the GEC11 Tutorial VM (https://www.planet-lab.org/GEC11/),
- Or install NetServ on your own Ubuntu Linux 10.04 or later (see "Installing NetServ" at http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/GEC11VMSetup).
Suggested background materials if you have time:
- 14-minute video of NetServ demo at GEC9 plenary session:
- Latest paper describing NetServ (12 pages):
After completing this tutorial, you will:
- Understand NetServ architecture--for example, how various technologies such as Netfilter, JNI and OSGi work together to enable packet processing in Java.
- See how NetServ can shorten the development cycle of your experiments, and how it can create a gentler educational environment for your networking classroom.
- Know how to write a NetServ application module.