Experimenting With P2P Traffic Optimization for Wireless Mesh Networks in a Federated OMF-PlanetLab Environment
The ultimate success of the Wireless Mesh Network paradigm (WMN) in large scale deployments depends on the ability to test it in real world scenarios. A typical application scenario which is worth to be investigated in such a context is peer-to-peer traffic management. The creation of large scale testbeds for evaluating wireless mesh technologies and protocols, and for testing their ability to support real world applications in realistic environments, is then a crucial step. In this paper, the authors present how they integrated an OMF-based1 wireless testbed in the planetary-scale PlanetLab testbed, making it possible for PlanetLab users to run experiments spanning on both PlanetLab and on nodes belonging to the OMF-based wireless testbed.