Learning About VLabNet – An Introduction



Papers about VLabNet:


  • Harvey, Johnson, and Turchek (2007). “Virtual Laboratory Intrusion Detection Experience for Information Systems Professionals,” Information Systems Education Journal, 5 (5). http://isedj.org/5/5/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (Online at http://isedj.org/5/5/; also appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §3722. ISSN: 1542-7382.)
  • Powell, Johnson, Turchek, Davis, Wu, Parker (2007), “VLabNet: The Integrated Design of Hands-on Learning in Information Security and Networks.” Proceedings of the 2007 Conference for Information Security Curriculum Development, Kennesaw State University (September 2007.) Listing at http://text.usg.edu:8080/tt/infosec.kennesaw.edu/InfoSecCD/Program.shtml
  • Powell, V J H, J C Turchek, P Y Wu, L C Franzi, R S Johnson, I W Parker, and C T Davis.  VLabNet: A Virtual Laboratory Environment for Teaching Networking and Data Communications.  In The Proceedings of ISECON 2007, v 24 (Pittsburgh): §2335. ISSN: 1542-7382. http://isedj.org/isecon/2007/2335/ISECON.2007.Powell.pdf


This project is the result of collaboration between RMU IT Technical Services and RMU C&IS.

Technology: Debian Xen, Quagga, Hewlett Packard

This RMU INFS6760 and INFS6230 project uses Debian Xen. Xen is a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) originally developed by the Systems Research Group of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, as part of the UK-EPSRC funded XenoServers project. See http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-xen/ and http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/xen-tools

We use the Quagga Routing Suite for INFS6230

We use iptables in INFS6760 for packet filtering.

We use Snort, syslog-ng, nmap, logger, ftester in INFS6760 for intrusion detection and penetration testing.

Server: HP ML370G3 with a single 2.8 GHz CPU, two 36 GB SCSI disks in a hardware-based RAID-1 mirror, and 1 GB RAM.


Change History

x.y.z. = first three octets of assigned routable network addresses for INFS6760/INFS6230;

n = student domain number {nÎN | ((n ≥ 101) Ů (n ≤ 120))}

Valerie J. H. Powell and Larry Franzi, RMU C&IS;

Randall S. Johnson and Ian W. Parker, RMU IT Technical Services.

© 2007 by Robert Morris University

Update: 2008-03-22