Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities, International Conference on (2005)
Feb. 23, 2005 to Feb. 25, 2005
Tarek Saad , University of Ottawa, Canada
Basel Alawieh , University of Ottawa, Canada
Hussein T. Mouftah , University of Ottawa, Canada
In this paper, we present the Optical Networks Research Laboratory (ONRL) Gigabit Ethernet fiber-optic network test-bed. Using this testbed, we consider two cases of provisioning secure and reliable connections for geographically disperse customer-based VLANs over a publicly shared network: 1) using Stacked VLANs (SVLAN), and 2) using L2-VPNs over IP/MPLS core network. We demonstrate the steps taken to install and configure an operational survivable virtual private network (VPN) service built over the ONRL metro-testbed. Finally, we present results of experiments conducted to study the protection and restoration schemes implemented using the previously mentioned scenarios.
T. Saad, H. T. Mouftah and B. Alawieh, "Inter-VLAN VPNs over a High Performance Optical Testbed," Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities, International Conference on(TRIDENTCOM), Trento, Italy, 2005, pp. 221-229.