GEC11 NetServ tutorial: step-by-step instruction
1. Start the GEC11 VM and login as the "GENI User".
2. Open Firefox and point it to the following URL:
Please note that you must replace "50" with your own user number throughout this tutorial.
3. You will see the traffic visualization in your browser as follows:
Install NetServ module
1. Open a terminal window, update NetServ software, and go to your NetServ user directory.
cd /netserv-root svn up cd tutorial/user50 ls -l
2. The following files have been prepared for each user:
Makefile NetServ/Example.java example.mf upload.sh setup.sh remove.sh setup-request-1.txt setup-request-2.txt setup-request-3.txt remove-request.txt request-signer private-key-50.pem public-key-50.pem
3. Build the Example module and upload it to the NetServ repository.
4. Send a SETUP message to the NetServ router to install the module.
While you are watching the browser window type the following command into the terminal window.
The traffic will be redirected to D2 (the node on the lower right) and NetServ.Example will be added to the list of NetServ modules currently installed.
5. The SETUP message looks like this:
$ cat setup-request-1.txt SETUP NetServ.Example_1.0.0 NETSERV/0.1 url: http://pc487.emulab.net/modules/user50/example.jar user: user50 ttl: 600 filter-ipv4: 10.10.2.2 filter-proto: udp filter-port: 20050 properties: debug = false, ip = 10.10.3.2
6. Send a REMOVE message to the NetServ router to remove the module.
7. The REMOVE message looks like this:
$ cat remove-request.txt REMOVE NetServ.Example_1.0.0 NETSERV/0.1 user: user50
Develop NetServ module
1. Open Example.java with gedit or your favorite editor.
gedit NetServ/Example.java &
Example.java is a typical NetServ packet processing module and it extends the NetServ.BuildingBlock.service.PktProcessorActivator class.
2. Modify Example.java.
Comment out processPkt() marked as scenario #1, and uncomment processPkt() scenario #2.
3. Compile and upload the new version of the module.
4. While you're watching the browser screen, install the module into the NetServ router with the following command.
Note that the "2" argument will make the script send setup-request-2.txt, which includes two IP addresses in the properties header.
$ cat setup-request-2.txt SETUP NetServ.Example_1.0.0 NETSERV/0.1 url: http://pc487.emulab.net/modules/user50/example.jar user: user50 ttl: 600 filter-ipv4: 10.10.2.2 filter-proto: udp filter-port: 20050 properties: debug = false, ip = 10.10.2.2 10.10.3.2
5. Update the module properties by sending another SETUP message.
By sending a SETUP message for a module that is already installed, you can update its properties and refresh its TTL.
Try sending setup-request-3.txt to the NetServ router:
This SETUP request contains a non-existing IP address as the packet destination, which will make the NetServ node drop the incoming packets.
(Optional) Run NetServ node locally
1. Open another terminal window and start the NetServ router.
Type the "GENI User" password when asked.
cd /netserv-root/core/linux/ sudo su . setenv-i386-ubuntu ./run-controller.sh conf-default.xml
The conf-default.xml file specifies a sample configuration for a single container.
2. Open two more terminal windows (they don't have to be big).
On one window, start Netcat in server mode, listening on UDP port 22222:
nc -u -l 22222
On the other window, start Netcat in client mode, connecting to the UDP port 22222 on the localhost:
nc -u 127.0.0.1 22222
Test the chat-like connection by typing something in the Netcat client window. You should see the same characters appear on the server window.
3. Open another terminal window and build the UDPEcho module.
cd /netserv-root/apps/udpecho/modules make
4. Install the UDPEcho module into the local NetServ router.
cd test ./setup.sh
You can switch to the NetServ router window and see the log output of the installation process.
5. See UDPEcho in action!
Type something in the Netcat client window and see what happens. See also the debugging output from the UDPEcho module in the NetServ router window.
6. Remove the UDPEcho module.
Type something again in the Netcat client window and see what happens.
Please take a quick survey
A very quick survey. :-)
NetServ home page:
Feedback or questions:
Jae Woo Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Roberto Francescangeli <email@example.com>
- traffic.jpg (80.4 kB) -
Traffic visualization screenshot, added by firstname.lastname@example.org on 07/21/11 19:19:42.