Discusses the focus, needs, and hardware and software
structures for a new generation of network research testbeds - testbeds that
will allow for disruptive experimentation with network infrastructure, and that
will enable and enhance cutting edge networking and network-application
Describes a spectrum of research testbed types.
Describes past research testbeds.
Identifies important issues to be considered when thinking about future
network research testbeds.
Discusses the broad benefits to networking research of a vibrant testbed
program, and considers the following specific research areas: