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Michele Segata, 02/01/2017 10:37 AM


Using the TWIST testbed

Accessing the testbed

The TWIST testbed has two different networks to play with: a sensor network and a wireless network. To access the sensor network it is possible to use a web interface to schedule and control jobs (https://www.twist.tu-berlin.de:8000/). To access, you need to request an account by filling the form at https://www.twist.tu-berlin.de:8000/request_account.

For the wireless testbed you need to create an iMinds account at https://authority.ilabt.iminds.be/signup.php?pid=POPROW. Michele created the project POPROW, so you have to join the project. After creating your account, sign in to obtain a certificate used to access the test bed (Actions -> Start experiment or get certificate). Then download the jFed application (more details at https://www.twist.tu-berlin.de/tutorials/twist-am-usage.html) that can be used to graphically setup your experiment.

Configuring nodes

By using the jFed application you can add nodes to the experiment by dragging them into the GUI. By right-clicking on a node you can configure it. In the Disk image option it is possible to choose a distribution to run. They already provide a wishful-enabled ubuntu 16.04, but it is not clear if this fits our purposes or if it is better to create our own image (with preconfigured OLSRd). It is possible to specify an URL of the image, but we need to ask if this is possible. Suggestion from them would be useful.