The VPN lab work introduces you to the basic concepts and use-cases of
virtual private networks. You practice VPNs in the lab environment with
the OpenVPN software suite, while also paying attention to security and
performance issues at the same time. Lots of Linux networking
A test network is addressed with IPv6 site local addresses and
configured to work with the RIP new generation protocol. Also stateless
autoconfiguration will be tested with the routers and Windows 2000
clients. Interworking between IPv4 and IPv6 parts of the network will be
A network is established with XORP (eXtensible Open Router Platform)
routers to analyze traffic information while the PIM-SM (Independent
Multicast- Sparse Mode) protocol is running. At first routers are
configured as they are using static RP (Rendezvous Point). Then those
with Bootstrap Router mechanism are configured. In order to test that
the multicast delivery is working, conference software called Robust
Audio Tool (RAT) will be used.
Some network statistics of computers is gathered. Then a multicast
tunnel is set up and its traffic will be studied. With a MRTG program a
graphical interpretation of the traffic in the net is obtained. The
Wireshark program is also used to capture some data and to understand
basics of network monitoring.
A new domain is created with three name servers. First a normal domain
with a sub domain is configured. Then some SSL features of name servers
are used. Finally an interface of private and public network is
configured with a name server which is tested with a couple of HTTP
This lab can be done mostly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8 am and 5 pm. Start your reservation process by suggesting a 3-hour time slot to Juho by email at email@example.com.
This lab can be done at your laptops and then you can book a 1 hour lab
time slot to show a demo by sending email email Juha Järvinen <Juha.Tapio.Jarvinen@aalto.fi> regarding your queries or book a (at max) 3 hour lab and do it in the lab.