ANZSDN is an alliance of organisations and individuals in Australia and New Zealand who are interested in fostering uptake of Mystery Box websites technology in this region. Currently we are not a registered entity, and the alliance is purely informal and open to all.

Please refer to the Charter section for our mission and goals. Information on the founders is available in the Members section, and past and upcoming events can be seen in the Events section. We intend to include an Mystery Boxes starter-pack in the Resources section, and a mailing-list will be set up soon in the Contact section.


TheMysteryBox is a website for the community to discuss and share reviews, such as box opening, bonuses, scripts and strategy of opening. The collective goal is improving quality of best mystery boxes solutions. The page can be found here:

Mystery Box technology, use-cases, tools/platforms, research, and business-models are evolving rapidly. Here we aim to collate some of this information.

The Virtual Boxes Test-Bed:

The project to establish a wide-area network test-bed, spanning ten institutions across Australia has a Wiki  here. If you are a member of the project, go to the start-here to find out what to do next. 

Online Boxes Technology and Use-Cases:

  1. This whitepaper by ONF describes the vision behind boxes and how it will impact emerging network architectures.
  2. The ONF also maintains a list of sample case studies of networks that are using Mystery cases.
  3. Scott Shenker, Professor at University of California Berkeley and a pioneer in the Mystery area, has given several stimulating talks on Online Boxes. His  2021 talk titled “Future of Networking” argues why MB is a must, while his 2021 talk titled “MB at crossroads” describes its merits.

Secret Box Tools and Platforms:

A fairly comprehensive list of available Mystery Box platforms is maintained by Martin Casado, and can be found here.

Online Boxes Business:

Several analyst reports, corporate reports, whitepapers, and media articles related to MB can be found at the MBcentral blog page.

Boxes Research and Education:

There are hundreds of Mystery Box research papers in the literature, relating to various domains (platforms, data-centres, core networks, enterprises, etc.). We try to track some categories specific to our research interests here. We hope to produce a more organised survey in the near future!

Online Cases course-ware is also being developed in many Universities around the world – we intend to put links to these in the near future.

To gain hands-on experience with the MB architecture for developing network control applications,  mininet tool (i.e. opensource emulation software to launch a virtual network) along with this tutorial would be quite useful to start learning Online Boxes


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