A free C++ implementation of NSIS protocols

3rd NSIS Interoperability Test Event

Date: May 9th-11th 2007 hosted at the University of Karlsruhe, Institute of Telematics, Germany.
Address: Institut für Telematik, Zirkel 2, Building: 20.20, 3rd floor, Karlsruhe.
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Interactive Campus Map

Testing Information

General Information

Participants Affiliation Protocols
3 U of Coimbra GIST (13), QoS NSLP (13), NATFW (13)
2 U of Göttingen GIST (13), QoS NSLP (13), NATFW (13)
0 Siemens Roke Manor GIST (13)
2 U of Karlsruhe GIST (13), QoS NSLP (13), NATFW (13)

Interop participants in front of the Karlsruhe castle

Proposed draft versions of tested protocols:

Name Version Document
GIST v13 http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-nsis-ntlp-13.txt
NATFW NSLP v13 http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-ietf-nsis-nslp-natfw-13.txt
QoS NSLP v13 http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-nsis-qos-nslp-13.txt
QSPEC ??? http://tools.ietf.org/wg/nsis/draft-ietf-nsis-qspec/

Testing preparation info from C. Dickmann

  • The NSIS test suite: A collection of PHP classes and scripts that help automate running test cases. (NsisPhpScripts)
  • The NSIS Interop Tracker wegpage: A PHP-based webpage that displays the test case reports generated by the test suite (NsisInteropTracker)
  • The NSIS iptables module: Enables you to alter/drop GIST packets while they traverse the networks.

You can find all 3 components in one package here: http://dickmann.homeunix.org/nsis/interop-tools.tar.gz All components contain a README/HOWTO file. I know that this is not a lot of documentation, but its all I have at the moment.

You can view a demo of the Interop Tracker webpage at: http://dickmann.homeunix.org/nsis/displayReportList.php

The latest version of the interop draft can be found at: http://user.informatik.uni-goettingen.de/~cdickman/draft-dickmann-nsis-ntlp-interop-00.txt



Travel Information


nearest Airports are Frankfurt (FRA) or Stuttgart (STR) both nearly 1 hour by train/car away from Karlsruhe. Frankfurt is the larger airport and has a good direct train connection (60min) to Karlsruhe main station.

Information on arrival in Frankfurt Airport: follow the Baggage Claim sign (may be a 15min walk depending on your arrival gate). After leaving the baggage claim area, follow the directions labeled Train Stations. It is important that you follow the sign Long distance trains ("Fernbahnhof") or Tracks 4-7 (do not follow Regional trains). Direct trains to Karlsruhe Main Station are usually departing from Track 5 and are scheduled rougly every 2 hours (departing 11:54, 13:54, 15:54, ...). Reservation is recommended as the trains may be crowded on the weekend.

Arrival in Karlsruhe Main Station: Karlsruhe has an excellent public transportation network. A single ride within city limits is usually included with the long distance train ticket - ask the conductor if in doubt. You can also get around by taxi, however. If you live in the city center, taking the tram/streetcar is highly recommended. To reach the university take the 2 to Wolfartsweier, the 3 to Heide or the S4 to Bretten/Gölshausen? (or Heilbronn). Get off at the station Kronenplatz / Universität.


Below is a list of hotels you may have a look at (though this is not really a recommendation list, since I don't know most of the hotels personally).

For more information on hotels please see
HRS (switch to english) or

Hotel Category Distance More info
Dorint Novotel 8 min tram http://www.accorhotels.com/accorhotels/fichehotel/de/nov/5400/fiche_hotel.shtml
Renaissance Hotel 10min walk http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/strrn-renaissance-karlsruhe-hotel/
Best Western Queens Hotel 10min tram http://www.queens-hotel-karlsruhe.bestwestern.de/
Alfa Hotel * 15min walk http://www.alfa-karlsruhe.com/
Berliner Hof * 20min walk http://www.hotel-berliner-hof.de/
Hotel Kübler * 20min walk http://www.hotel-kuebler.de/
Hotel am Markt 8min walk http://www.hotelammarkt.de/
Hotel Erbprinzenhof 15min walk http://www.hotel-erbprinzenhof.de/ (german only)
City Hotel 15min walk http://www.city-hotel-karlsruhe.de/ (german only)

What to do

If you spend the weekend in Karlsruhe, you could visit the Karlsruhe Castle (Schloss), which is directly beneath our campus, or the ZKM if you are interested in art. The University is directly beneath the city center where you can go shopping. There are two larger shopping malls (Ettlinger Tor Shopping Center or Postgalerie) as well as the Karstadt department store in walking distance. Heidelberg is also nearby and you could go there by train in 20-30min.


EUR (Euro). There are a lot of banks and ATMs in the city center. Currency Converter


Karlsruhe is one of Germany's sunniest places. Enjoy!
Weather info

Further information

Some "useful" links:

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