ipoque is the leading European provider of deep packet inspection (DPI) solutions for Internet traffic management and analysis. The CEO and co-founder of ipoque, Klaus Mochalski, is an ex-employee of the WAND group. ipoque have provided WAND with a research license for their PACE application classification library, which is being used to compare the performance of libprotoident with a commercial-grade DPI product. In turn, WAND is sharing the results of research into application protocol detection with ipoque to enable them to improve their product.
The University of Auckland ITSS department is hosting our major measurement site for the Auckland data sets. The site is supported by Nevil Brownlee, Director for Technology Development, the inventor of NeTraMet. Nevil is chair of the IETF RTFM working group and now part-time senior staff at CAIDA. Staff at ITSS has been very supportive to keep the measurement point running, including rebooting the monitor, shipping tapes and disk drives, and the WAND group is in debt for the excellent support we have received from the Auckland team.
Major data sets produced at this site include Auckland-II and Auckland-IV. The measurements are documented in a paper The Auckland data set: an access link observed. Please also visit the WITS traffic repository.
Backed by the development of the DAG measurement cards, the group has established itself as one leader in capturing high-precision Internet header traces. Via NLANR's PMA project we have created a community of network researchers collaborating on the analysis of trace files: the Internet Traces User Community. This is a very open forum for sharing analysis results, currently consisting of about 50 researchers at more than 30 organizations internationally.
WAND is collaborating with RIPE NCC on the Test Traffic Measurements project. The new projects group is lead by Daniel Karrenberg and managed by Henk Uijterwaal. Waikato hosts one of the approximately 50 systems currently in the field. The project delivers daily plots of delays and jitters in accordance to the specifications of the IETF IPPM working group. The plots at RIPE are accessable with a specific key only, but here are some local plots for network utilization for fruit.cs.waikato.ac.nz, aka tt47.ripe.net.
Research work has focussed on calibration studies of the IPPM active measurement system with passive measurement technology. The work was carried out with GPS-driven DAG cards in Amsterdam and Waikato. A paper documenting this work is Passive Calibration of an Active Measurement System.
RIPE NCC also hosted PAM2001.
NLANR MOAT is an NSF-funded research group at San Diego Supercomputer Center, lead by Hans-Werner Braun as the principal investigator. NLANR has been a strong partner for much of the research at WAND. The DAG3 passive measurement cards with support for high-precision timestamping have been developed in collaboration with NLANR. NLANR's AMP project is lead by Tony McGregor. Jörg Micheel has the lead on PMA. Both projects offer a unique opportunity to study large-scale networks with a Network Analysis Infrastructure.
The WAND group hosts one of the AMP satellite server systems erg.cs.waikato.ac.nz and one of the few active measurement systems outside of the US mainland: amp-kiwi. Network utilization plots: erg and amp-kiwi aka pinger3.cs.waikato.ac.nz.
WAND collaborates with Advanced Networks and Services on the calibration of surveyor, another IPPM compliant active measurement system. The surveyor project is lead by Matt Zekauskas. WAND utilizes its monitor at the University of Auckland and an additional DAG3 system installed at Advanced's Armonk, NJ, location for this project.
FX Networks Ltd and the WAND group have partnered with the WAND group for the purposes of extending the network trend analysis and capacity management planning of the FX GigaBone network. FX and The Wand group will jointly develop the capability to manage the network resources in new and innovative ways, marrying low cost network switching infrastructure with multiple channel optics and new ideas in network management. FX and The Wand Group will establish a close working relationship by working on joint projects on common software already established in both organisations.
CAIDA, originally an offspring of NLANR, is another research group at San Diego Supercomputer Center, whos primary focus is on Internet data analysis. The team lead by Kim Claffy is another strong partner of WAND. Waikato hosts one of the very early skitter measurement systems: waikato.skitter.caida.org, aka skitter.cs.waikato.ac.nz.
The DAG subgroup of WAND has been working to integrate CAIDA's CoralReef trace analysis package with our network measurement cards. CAIDA's OC48MON project is carried out as Waikato's DAG4 OC48c architecture.