We are a group of researchers, and network/open-source enthusiasts at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. We operate AS207613 as a non-commercial network for research and educational purposes. Our main research topics are low-latency networks for Geographically Distributed Real-time Simulations (GDRTS) 1).
The network currently consists of two PoPs in Falkenstein and Frankfurt with plans to expand to a third PoP in Düsseldorf.
As a research network, we only test and operate IPv6. Various measurement and monitoring tools are deployed in our network:
AS207613 maintains an open peering policy, signed formal agreements are not required. Peerings with other PRENs or non-profit networks are welcome.
Peerings are possible at the following IXPs:
Remote peering IXPs:
Remote peerings via WireGuard tunnels can be also used as a fallback.
Peerings with AS207613 are cost-neutral for both parties.
AS207613 will announce prefixes for all members listed in the AS-SET “AS-NULLL”. AS207613 originates the following prefixes:
No explicit SLA is guaranteed. The /dev/null Research Network operates on a best-effort basis.
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