Scott Raynel is defending his PhD this Friday (June 1). The traditional celebratory afternoon tea (with cake!) will be held in the tearoom around 3-3.30 that afternoon.
WAND is a research group at the University of Waikato Computer Science Department. The group is involved with a range of computer networks projects mostly focused around network measurement. The group has a strong international reputation and has close links, including collaborative research, with several other network measurement groups. These include CAIDA, Sprint and Agilent.
Our work includes collection of very long trace sets, network analysis and software to support this, active measurement systems, wireless networks for rural communities, rapid deployment networks, OS code based network simulation and network visualisation. Spinoffs from our work include Endace and Rural Link.
WAND Interesting Blogs
Donald Clark discussed the Copyright Amendment Act study that I presented at NZNOG 2012 on Radio New Zealand: National's Nine to Noon program this morning. He did an excellent job of summarising our results and the conclusions that can be drawn from them.
Anyone who would like to listen to Donald's segment can find it here. The discussion of our work begins around 9:30 but I would recommend listening to the whole segment if you have the time.
At NZNOG 2012, I presented some slides showing a decrease of P2P traffic following the Copyright Amendment Act coming into effect in New Zealand in September 2011. By contrast, the same analysis showed a significant increase in Tunneling, FTP and Remote Access traffic. These results generated a lot of interest, so I am using this blog post to discuss our methodology and results in more detail.
Last Friday, I presented a talk at NZNOG 2012 about libprotoident and presented some results showing the impact of the Copyright Amendment Act on New Zealand residential DSL usage.
The slide set from this talk has been attached to this blog post for anyone who missed the talk or wishes to look over the results in more detail.
Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or comments about libprotoident or the results presented in the talk.
Libtrace 3.0.13 has been released!
This release adds support for OSPFv2, extending the libtrace API to allow easy access to OSPF headers, LSAs and Router Links and updating libpacketdump to decode OSPFv2 packets. This version also fixes some major bugs, including one where traces written using zlib were occasionally slightly truncated. A bug where trace_get_payload_from_ip was incorrectly calculating the number of bytes remaining has also been fixed.
There are also several other performance enhancements and minor bug fixes.
The full list of changes in this release can be found in the libtrace ChangeLog.
You can download the new version of libtrace from the libtrace website.
Libprotoident 2.0.4 has been released today.
This release adds support for 9 new protocols (including QQLive, Paltalk and DriveShare). It also improves the rules for many existing protocols and adds a couple of new features to the lpi_live tool.
The full list of changes can be found in the libprotoident ChangeLog.
Libprotoident 2.0.3 has been released today.
This release adds support for 13 new protocols (including RADIUS, Akamai and Youku) and 3 new categories (Logging, Printing and Translation). It also improves the rules for some existing protocols and fixes a few bugs.
The included tools have all been updated to support analysis of IPv6 traffic and also provide more options for determining the direction of analysed packets.
The full list of changes is described in the libprotoident ChangeLog.