Simulation and emulation experiments are widely used for verifying new approaches as well as existing theories in communication networks. SSHLauncher is a tool for performing automated experiments in distributed testbeds such as Emulab or PlanetLab. Using an intuitive configuration file syntax, large sets of complex command sequences can be executed with minimal user interaction. As a result, repeated execution of experiments and the generation of controlled, documented, and reproducible results is greatly facilitated.
A technical report describing the motivation, features as well as several use-cases for SSHLauncher is available here.
This software is published under version 3 of the GPL license and can be downloaded from github.
For questions, comments, or suggestions regarding SSHLauncher please contact Zdravko Bozakov.