Emulating a Wide Area Network for Testing Dependable Distributed Systems (2003)

Author(s): Lu F, Speirs NA

    Abstract: Wide Area Networks have different performance characteristics compared with Local Area Networks. Their throughput is usually lower and there is a greater chance of information being dropped, damaged or delayed. Furthermore software that is developed for dependable applications over wide area networks may frequently be tested in a LAN environment where it is difficult to reproduce the characteristics of a WAN. In this paper we consider the problem of emulating a wide area network using Corba to implement clients and servers. Any dependable system implemented using Corba over a LAN can then be realistically tested in a WAN context.

      • Date: 22-25 June 2003
      • Conference Name: 2003 IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN '03) (supplemental)
      • Pages: B2-B3
      • Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press
      • Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. abstract)
      • Bibliographic status: Published

        Dr Neil Speirs
        Senior Lecturer