12:45 PM, Thursday, October 24th, 2002
Room 104, Gates Computer Science Building

The Stanford Virtual Router

Martin Casado
Stanford University

About the talk:

The virtual router project is an effort to develop a platform to facilitate research and teaching of network routing. It allows the set up of a virtual topology of routers and end hosts and will forward all traffic on the simulated network to user-space programs which can then analyze or manipulate the packets. Unlike existing network simulators such as ns2, the system operates with real IP packets in real time and allows the integration of hardware into the virtual topologies. This makes it possible for students or researchers to generate traffic with real, standard clients and servers and evaluate performance over the simulated topology. This talk will cover the second generation virtual router server which is a joint work with Guido Apenzeller, Vikram Vijayaraghavan, and Nick McKeown.

About the speaker:

Martin Casado is currently a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researching network mapping and visualization techniques. He received a B.S from Northern Arizona University and is a non-degree student at Stanford University. Martin's research interests include intrusion detection, honey-nets, and network mapping techniques.