Section: New Software and Platforms
Keywords: Wireless network - Experimentation
Functional Description: In the specific context of R2lab, we have created a tool suite for orchestrating network experiments, that for historical reasons we refer to collectively as nepi-ng , for NEPI new generation. An umbrella website is available at https://nepi-ng.inria.fr/.
At this point, nepi-ng has a much smaller scope than its NEPI ancestor used to have, in that it only supports remote control of network experiments over ssh . As a matter of fact, in practice, this is the only access mechanism that we need to have for running experiments on both R2lab, and PlanetLab Europe.
The design of nepi-ng of course is modular, so that it will be perfectly possible to add other control mechanisms to this core if and when it becomes necessary.
nepi-ng is currently made of two separate python libraries: