The Pos Experiment Controller: Reproducible & Portable Network Experiments

Henning Stubbe, Sebastian Gallenmuller, Georg Carle

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Abstract

Network experiments are an essential tool to derive knowledge about network behavior. Yet, the experiment landscape is fractured, consisting of many specialized experiment enclaves, i.e., testbeds, with their own toolchain, limiting portability between different testbeds. Such fracturing hinders research, increasing the costs of replicating research across enclaves. This increase in cost also holds for the possible reuse of experiment parts across testbeds. Previous work introduced the pos framework and methodology, reducing the required effort for reproducible experiments. However, currently, this framework is available solely in a limited set of testbeds. In this work, we extend the proposed framework and, thus, build bridges between existing testbed islands. To showcase our approach and its feasibility, we recreate a well-known experiment on multiple testbeds and compare the results. These results indicate repeatability across testbeds. Concurrently, they highlight the flexibility gained through our approach and the need for reproducibility-aware experiment design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2024 19th Wireless On-Demand Network Systems and Services Conference, WONS 2024
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages85-92
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783903176614
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024
Event19th Wireless On-Demand Network Systems and Services Conference, WONS 2024 - Chamonix, France
Duration: 29 Jan 202431 Jan 2024

Publication series

Name2024 19th Wireless On-Demand Network Systems and Services Conference, WONS 2024

Conference

Conference19th Wireless On-Demand Network Systems and Services Conference, WONS 2024
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityChamonix
Period29/01/2431/01/24

Keywords

  • Network Experiment
  • plain orchestrating service (pos)
  • Portability
  • Repeatability
  • Replicability
  • Reproducibility

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