Next release of ariba virtual network substrate

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Oliver Waldhorst

Jul 30, 2012, 5:18:00 AM7/30/12
Dear all,

(apologies for cross-posting)

our team at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is happy to announce the
next release (0.8.1) of the award-winning software package ariba,
successfully demonstrated at SIGCOMM 2009, INFOCOM 2010 and KiVS 2011.

ariba is an overlay-based virtual network substrate that provides
seamless connectivity in spite of wireless network access, mobility,
protocol heterogeneity, and middle-boxes (e.g., firewalls, or NAT
gateways). It significantly fosters the development and deployment of
new communication services and applications. ariba is open source
under FreeBSD license.

Major improvements of ariba 0.8.1 include
- Rewrite of the network backend, now based on Boost ASIO
- Rewrite of the bluetooth code
- DHT moved into a service to make extensions more easy (also some bug fixes)
- Support for IPv6 link local addresses - ariba now works on direct
connections without DHCP server (and without static IP addresses)

ariba can be downloaded from

You may also want to look at omnibus-filetransfer
(, a highly flexible document exchange
application, as an excellent example demonstrating ariba's

ariba has been developed in the scope of the Spontaneous Virtual
Networks (SpoVNet) project ( with funds from the
Baden-Württemberg Stiftung gGmbH.

Best regards on behalf of the development team,
Oliver Waldhorst

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Telematics

PD Dr. Oliver Waldhorst
Senior Researcher

Zirkel 2, Building 20.20, Room 353
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Phone: +49 721 608-46403
Fax: +49 721 608-46789

KIT – University of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and
National Research Center of the Helmholtz Association
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