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|2016/02/03||We have published an experimental 64-bit release of Netkit that, among the various innovations, includes support for experimenting with OpenFlow-related tools, including Open vSwitch and the Ryu controller framework. You can find it in the newly added Experimental Version section of the Official Downloads page.|
|2014/05/27||Prof. Julien Iguchy-Cartigny has just published the first stable release of Netkit-NG, an independent fork of Netkit which includes more up-to-date software components, additional features, and bug fixes. Considering the relevance of this companion project and the amount of work accomplished by prof. Iguchy-Cartigny, a link to the Netkit-NG project web page has been added directly on the Official Downloads page.|
|2013/01/08||Sandro Doro has prepared an updated version of the live DVD/USB that is based on Knoppix release 7.0.5. It can be downloaded from the Official Downloads page.|
|2012/11/09||Sandro Doro has updated the live DVD/USB: now it is based on Knoppix release 7.0.4 and includes the Eclipse development environment configured for an Android target platform. You can find it in the Official Downloads page.|
|2011/11/27||In the last few weeks we have been releasing a number of brand new ready-to-use labs illustrating the operation of additional networking technologies. You can find them in the Official Labs page, and more are to come. Stay tuned!|
|2011/06/24||Sandro Doro has updated its live DVD/USB, to bring it up-to-date with the latest Netkit release. You can find it in the Official Downloads page. He has also contributed a lab explaining the operation of the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery mechanism, which is available in the Contributed Labs page.|
|2011/05/19|| We now offer lots of improved facilities for users that are willing to actively contribute to the project. Whether you are a user willing to send a lab, or you are a developer interested in actively collaborating to the development of Netkit, you can find many resources to help preparing and submitting your contribution. Correspondingly, we have published and moved our development repository to Github, a public platform that offers lots of powerful instruments for collaborative development. As a consequence, we moved bug reports to Github's issue tracker. Last, we have improved the web site to reflect all these changes.
In order to find your way through all the changes, we have scattered an easy-to-spot icon through the web site, indicating resources that are useful for prospective contributors and developers. Click on that icon for more information about contributors' and developers' resources.
|2011/05/04||A new maintenance release of the Netkit core and filesystem have been released, closing several longstanding bugs. Please head for the Official Downloads page for more information on the applied changes and to get the new releases.|
|2011/02/14||On the occasion of the release of Knoppix 6.4.4, Sandro Doro has prepared a new version of the Netkit live DVD/USB. You can get it from the Official Downloads page.|
|2011/02/01||People from the Centre de Formation des Apprentis of the UTEC (Emerainville, France) have packaged Netkit, VisualNetkit, and a version of GNS3 that is adapted for use with Netkit inside a live CD. You can download the live image from the Contributed Downloads page.|
|2010/11/15||People from the Istituto Paschini in Tolmezzo (Udine, Italy) have included Netkit inside their Netlive distribution. You can download the live DVD image from the Contributed Downloads page.|
|2010/05/24||Sandro Doro has released a new version of the Netkit live DVD/USB. You can get it from the Official Downloads page.|
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|2010/05/20||A group of researchers from the University of Adelaide, from the University of Loughborough, and working with the Japanese provider IIJ, has implemented AutoNetkit, a tool to ease the configuration of large-scale networks for use with Netkit. More information about the tool, as well as references to the authors' project page, can be found in the Contributed Downloads page.|
|2010/01/29|| Thanks to the valuable contribution of Silvia Filippi and Fabio Antonini, a new lab explaining the operation of MPLS forwarding is available among the Labs on Advanced Topics.|
Also, the man pages can now be browsed online starting from this page.
Last, a bit of restyling has been made to the left site navigation bar of the web site.
|2009/11/26||A maintenance release of Netkit, fixing some bugs and introducing new features, is now out. Major updates are on the core, but some improvements have also been made to the filesystem and to the kernel. Please refer to the changelogs in the Downloads page for details about the update.|
|2009/04/30||Giuseppe Pantanetti has contributed a lab and some slides that describe in detail the operation of a Certified Mail system. You can get the lab from the Contributed Labs page.|
|2009/03/31||Sandro Doro has prepared a live Knoppix with a plain Netkit+VisualNetkit install, which can be found in the Official Downloads page.|
|2009/02/13||A new version of the Netkit kernel has been released. This is a maintenance release, which fixes a bug in the assignment of MAC addresses to virtual network interfaces. Have a look at the changelog and get the new release from the Official Downloads page.|
|2009/01/16||Updated the Transit AS lab.|
|2009/01/07||José María San José has submitted a spanish translation for the basic topics labs. You can find it in the Contributed Labs page.|
|2009/01/06||Thanks to the zealous Alessio Di Fazio, a new release of VisualNetkit is out. You can get more information and get the latest package from the Download Contributions page.|
|2008/12/17|| Following users' requests and appreciating the benefit of the operations, now...
Thank you for your feedback on these matters. We hope that, after an initial startup phase, both services will prove useful for the community.
|2008/12/10||Updated the FAQs.|
|2008/12/07||Fixed a couple of bugs in the DNS and email labs that prevented bind from starting up correctly.|
|2008/12/06||Two new releases of the kernel and of the filesystem are finally out! Among the major improvements, there are a set of scripts that allow to automatically build a custom kernel or filesystem from scratch for use with Netkit. Please read the documentation carefully before using these procedures. Also, patches to MPLS-enable some routing tools as well as the kernel are now included in the packages (courtesy of James Leu). Other longstanding bugs have been fixed and some additional tools have been installed. For a complete list of changes, and to download the new releases, please head to the Download section.|
|2008/09/22||Sandro Doro has just packaged an updated release of his Netkit4TIC live DVD. Due to the an increase in the size of virtual machine filesystems and to the inclusion of new tools, the image does not fit on a CD any more. The new live DVD includes VisualNetkit 1.1 and an updated 2.6.26 kernel for Netkit virtual machines. You can get the ISO here.|
|2008/09/10||A new release of VisualNetkit is now out. The major improvement lies in the ability to manage more complex lab configurations by organizing network properties in a hierarchical fashion.|
|2008/07/03||Alessio Di Fazio and Paolo Minasi contributed a first release of VisualNetkit, a graphical interface for Netkit. Their tool features a plugin architecture such that every feature of a network element (virtual machine, collision domain, link/interface) is provided by a different plugin. Selectively enabling plugins on a network element equips that element with the desired functionalities. The tool can be downloaded from the Download Contributions area.|
|2008/01/11||The mailing list archives are now public. Check the Contacts area for more information.|
|2008/01/10||A major Netkit upgrade has been released, involving the core tools, the kernel, and the filesystem. Among the most important improvements there is support for MPLS routing (thanks to the implementation by James R. Leu and Ramon Casellas) and a newly rebuilt filesystem which includes an SNMP enabled version of Quagga and a release of the XORP routing platform. Please refer to the Download page for more information about the improvements and to obtain the new releases.|
|2007/12/06||Two new sections of the web site have been opened. One accommodates contributed links to external labs, tutorials, and related documentation. The other contains links to projects that are in some way related to Netkit. The pages can be accessed from the Labs & Slides and Downloads areas, respectively. Alternatively, you can use these direct links: Other Labs and Related Resources, Other Related Downloads.|
|2007/11/23||Time for upgrades. A new release (2.5) of the core package is out, which fixes some longstanding bugs. New releases of the filesystem and of the kernel have also been published in order to comply with the new directory naming convention. All the packages are available in the Download page. Please read the notice on that page carefully before blindly downloading the whole shebang.|
|2007/11/01||A new lab has been published. The lab proposes different solutions to implement the architecture of a provider offering transit service. The associated documentation proposes a detailed analysis of the solutions together with interactive experiences that include debugging forwarding loops as well as configuring tunnels. The new lab is available in the Labs & Slides page.|
|2007/10/17||A new version of the UML kernel for the virtual machines has been released. Changes include support for the SELinux infrastructure and improved performance which considerably shortens the startup time of virtual machines. The new kernel is available in the Download page.|
|2007/06/20||A FAQ section has been opened, containing solutions to some of the issues that Netkit users have been reporting most commonly. Also, the Labs & Slides page now has a Contributed Labs area, where labs submitted by Netkit users can be published.|
|2007/06/08||A Screenshots page has been added. Also, the Download page has been reorganized to better accommodate contributions from Netkit users.|
|2007/06/07||A Features page has been added, describing some basics of the architecture of Netkit as well as the networking technologies it currently supports. Also, the Status page has been reorganized. The Home page has been updated to reflect these changes.|
|2007/05/31|| All the Netkit labs that have been published up to now have undergone thorough testing and revision. This process has now been completed and a new version is available for each of the labs on the (recently renamed) Labs & Slides page. Improvements include error fixes, new proposed experiments, the availability of information to perform regression tests, and a slightly redesigned layout for the slides.
Also, the Netkit tutorial has been moved to the Papers & Talks page.
|2007/04/03||An alpha version of the new Netkit filesystem has been released. It contains upgrades to some existing packages as well as new software, mostly related to network security. For more information, see the Changelog. The filesystem is available at the Downloads page.|
|2007/01/26||A Technical Report describing the architecture and usage of Netkit has been published. You can find it in the new Publications section.|
|2006/10/16|| WinNetkit version 1.0b has been released. WinNetkit is a pre-packaged VMWare virtual machine containing a ready-to-use Netkit distribution. This allows Windows users to take advantage of the Netkit network emulation capabilities. You can find it in the Downloads area.
Also, downloads have been reorganized to accommodate contributions by Netkit users.
|2006/04/05|| The revision of the application level labs has been completed. New versions of the labs and of the slides are now available for download from the Labs and Lecture Slides section.
Also, introduction, basic topics, and application level labs can now be downloaded as single tarballs.
|2006/03/13||A minor update of the lecture slides for the Introduction and Basic Topics sections.|
|2006/03/03||A tutorial about Netkit has been held during the IPS MoMe 2006 workshop in Salzburg. The tutorial presentation can be downloaded from the Labs and Lecture Slides section.|
|2006/02/10||Lecture slides and labs for the basic topics have been completely revised and tested with Netkit version 2. You can find the new versions on the Labs and Lecture Slides page.|
|2006/01/09||Our wishes for a happy new year come out together with a brand new Netkit release. The update involves both the Netkit core and the filesystem. Have a look at the changelog to whet your appetite.|
|2005/11/01|| The mailing list migration has been completed. Please take note of the new address from the Credits and Contacts section. The old mailing list will be discarded within a few days.
A new page manifesting the compatibility status of Netkit with different Linux distributions has been put in place.
|2005/10/26||The mailing list is about to be migrated to a new server. No action is required on the part of the current subscribers. We will do our best to provide an uninterrupted service, but apologize in advance for any inefficiency.|
|2005/10/03||Interdomain Routing labs have been completely revised. They are now distributed in the form of 'l'-labs (i.e., labs that can be handled by using Netkit 'l'-prefixed commands). This has also been made possible thanks to the contributions of all those people who have been signaling us inconsistencies along time. Some of the labs are also supported by a description in NetML. Lecture slides have been revised as well.|
|2005/09/16||A new Netkit release is out. The "Beta" mark has been removed, because a good degree of stability has been reached. This is a major update, involving all the Netkit components. As usual, consult the Download page in order to get more information.|
|2005/08/01||Some other bugs have been fixed in Netkit 2.2 beta version. Details and download links are available at the Download page.|
|2005/07/29||Netkit 2.1 beta version and Netkit kernel 2.1 beta version have been released (for information about the fixed bugs, see the changelogs). The Netkit web page has been revised.|
|2005/07/26||Netkit 2.0 beta version has been released. Also, the Netkit web page has been revised.|