Commit 1e37b75b authored by Leigh B. Stoller's avatar Leigh B. Stoller

Update with Dave's text.

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Still under construction ... but if do not already know what widearea
nodes are, you probably do not want to say you need any since it will
likely hold up your project approval.
The MIT Testbed (also called the RON Cluster) has recently been added
to Emulab's widearea effort. There are currently 30+ PCs scattered
around world, connected via commodity internet, internet2, DSL and
cable modem. Researchers wishing to run experiments on the "real"
internet can request permission to use the RON PCs. Similar to
experiments using just local Emulab nodes, you can setup network
overlays and automated traffic generation. However, certain policies
and restrictions are in place, so please review these in case your
needs conflict.
<li> All access to RON nodes is via ssh. There are no passwords stored
on RON nodes so you must upload your public keys via Emulab's web
interface, and use an authentication agent to forward your
private keys.
<li> Access is currently non-root, without the ability to spoof or
sniff traffic.
<li> No non-congestion controlled flows, no big transfers
unless pre-cleared or during really off hours, and no contact
between the RON nodes and unapproved external nodes (i.e. no
pinging or tracerouting to all points on the globe). We haven't
had any problems with external researchers on the nodes we've
opened up thus far, including a cable modem, but we'll keep
a very careful eye on it.
<li> Several of the nodes (nc-cable, mediaone-ma, and msanders) are on
residential low bandwidth links. No high bandwidth flows except
during off (late night) hours.
<li> No hacking attempts of the RON nodes or external nodes!
<li> No sending mail from the RON nodes.
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