Dartmouth Internet Security Testbed (DIST): Building a Campus-Wide Wireless Testbed

Date Added: Jul 2009
Format: PDF

This paper describes the experiences in deploying a campus-wide wireless security testbed. The testbed gives one the capability to monitor security-related aspects of the 802.11 MAC layer in over 200 diverse campus locations. The paper describes both the technical and the social challenges of designing, building, and deploying such a system, which, to the best of the knowledge, is the largest such testbed in academia (with the UCSD's Jigsaw infrastructure a close competitor). This paper focuses on the testbed setup, rather than on the experimental data and results.