The objective of this research project is to investigate the development of multi provider, multi service access networks based on Ethernet as a way to promote the use of new service paradigms. It will built on previous work done extending AAA proposal for neutral access networks, which is based on the Generic AAA model defined by the RFCs 2903, 2904, 2905 and 2906. Euskaltel SA and SATEC SA have both demonstrated interest in this work.
After conducting experiments with virtualized systems and networks and limited laboratory experimentation, this advanced routing and switching infrastructure constitutes the next step. It will be deployed over the UPV/EHU network with connections to I2Basque (Basque Country NREN) and RedIRIS (Spanish NREN). The requested equipment support the OpenFlow protocol. The infrastructure will allow virtualization of the experiments and will constitute the core of the EHU OpenFlow Enabled Research Facility, which is the local FIRE facility which succeeds to IkerNETW layer 2 experimental network developed in Future Internet Reseach Project.
Pasito (Plataforma de Análisis de Servicios de Telecomunicaciones)
This project funded by the Spanish Secretariat for the Telecommunications and Information Society of the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry and run by RedIRIS, gathers 12 research groups in the area of advanced networking and has deployed a layer 2 experimental network in which experiments have been run. Work done by the research group are done in the Ethernet Authentication and Authorization field.
C@R “Collaboration @ Rural: A collaborative platform for working and living in rural areas” (FP6-2004-IST-5 IP)
There are many barriers that hinder rural development; the more severe ones include the lack of telecom infrastructures, hard environmental conditions, usability restrictions, lack of ICT literacy, difficulties on the introduction acceptance of new work methods... Barriers are also related to heterogeneity of policies, cultural aspects and working methodologies. C@R’s objective was to remove these barriers in order to improve rural development in an effective and harmonised way. The research group work has been centered in the AAA aspects of on-demand generated cooperative work supporting tools, for which a kerberos based approach has been followed.
PlaNetS. Platform for Networked Service Delivery. Eureka Medea+ A121
PlaNetS ws a new Medea+ project which contributed to the overall goal of eEurope 2005, to provide cost effective broadband access to all European citizens. The broadband access was to based on a converged network unifying the current heterogeneous networks. The subscriber line is expected to be based on DSL and WiMAX technologies. PlaNetS concentrated on implementation and verification of DSLAMs, HomeGateways and MediaServers. The next version of the Internet Protocol IPv6 will play a key role in the converged network. PlaNetS supported an IPv6 end-to-end solution. Requirements for the platforms developed in PlaNetS were be taken from the FP6 Integrated projects MUSE (public network) and MediaNet (private network). PlaNetS builds up on the results of the former Medea+ projects UniAccess and UniLAN. Research group tasks were targeted to the 802.1x authenticator implementation for the DSLAM and a novel dual variant of it.
EthSEC Seguridad en Redes Ethernet Extremo a Extremo. Proyecto coordinado del Plan Nacional de I+D+I (2000-2003) TIC2003-09585-C02-01
EthSEC research work's target was to offer an end-2-end security at the layer 2 level. For this a mechanism to stablish a security association between the two end nodes and a ciphering solution thiruh the use of an FPGA was designed.