Taming the transient while reconfiguring BGP

Published by Tibor Schneider on October 24, 2023

Network operators reconfigure their networks daily to adapt to new business relationships, optimize network performance, or perform regular maintenance.

[Podcast] Is my Internet Down?

Published by Ege Cem Kırcı on February 2, 2023

In this episode of PING, Ege Cem Kirci from the Networked Systems Group at ETH Zurich discusses his IMC paper on user perceptions of Internet outages, measured with Google Trends. This was presented at the IMC Conference 2022 in Nice, France in October 2022.

Building an Internet Router on top of ChatGPT

Published by Laurent Vanbever on December 5, 2022

ChatGPT by OpenAI recently took the Internet (and your timelines) by storm. One of the coolest and most creative use of ChatGPT I encountered thus far was to show that it can behave as a Linux-based Virtual Machine.

ACC-Turbo mitigates pulse-wave DDoS attacks using programmable switches

Published by Albert Gran Alcoz on October 26, 2022

Pulse-wave Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks have recently managed to take down critical network infrastructure causing enormous financial and reputational damage.

ditto prevents traffic-analysis attacks in WANs

Published by Roland Meier on May 6, 2022

Many existing attacks on the Internet show that network traffic leaks lots of information about ongoing activities even if it is encrypted.

My experience teaching online

Published by Laurent Vanbever on April 13, 2021

Teaching online for >1 year… Who would have thought? In this short, low-key presentation, I reflect on how we evolved our lectures over the last 3 semesters to improve students’ experience. Teaching online for >1 year... Who would have thought?

Config2Spec: Mining network specifications from network configurations

Published by Rüdiger Birkner on March 8, 2021

For several years now, the community has been dreaming of Intent-Based Networking (IBN): the idea of telling the network what to do instead of how to do it.

NetDice verifies your SLAs using probabilistic analysis

Published by Samuel Steffen on October 15, 2020

Arguably, the most effective method to prevent downtime due to network misconfigurations is detecting them before configurations are deployed.

You can’t verify what you can’t specify

Published by Laurent Vanbever on May 11, 2020

Back when I was studying for my master degree, Prof. Axel van Lamsweerde was teaching us formal logic.

Develop your own mini-Internet to teach students virtually about network operations

Published by Thomas Holterbach on April 14, 2020

The Internet is a large network of networks that is managed by thousands of people around the globe.