Heartbleed bug and PlanetLab

There has been a lot of discussion recently in regard to a security vulnerability in a version of OpenSSL, commonly known as the “Heartbleed Bug.”
Heartbleed affects OpenSSL, used by a majority of the web to securely send data.

PlanetLab Europe web services have been updated with the latest, fixed, version of OpenSSL, while nodes don’t expose services affected by the Heartbleed bug.

Welcome to PlanetLab Europe

PlanetLab Europe is the European portion of the publicly available PlanetLab testbed, a global facility for the deployment of new network services.

Since 2008, hundreds researchers at top academic institutions and industrial research labs have tested their experimental technologies on PlanetLab Europe, including: distributed storage, network mapping, peer-to-peer systems, distributed hash tables, and query processing.

As of February 2013, PlanetLab Europe consists of 349 nodes at 156 sites (latest figures here).

Legend:

PlanetLab Europe nodes PlanetLab Central nodes
Click on the icons for details of sites and resources offered.

Through federation with other testbeds, PlanetLab Europe users have access to varied resources on over a thousand nodes located at more than 500 sites worldwide, as shown on the map, above. For further details of federated testbeds and shared resources available to PlanetLab Europe users, see our global resource overview page.

Further information on PlanetLab Europe is available here. PlanetLab Europe is part of the OneLab experimental facility.