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[ NNSquad ] Characterizing broadband networks without client software
- To: email@example.com
- Subject: [ NNSquad ] Characterizing broadband networks without client software
- From: Wes Felter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 23:29:13 -0600
This paper appeared in this year's Internet Measurement Conference:
Marcel Dischinger, Andreas Haeberlen, Krishna P. Gummadi, Stefan
Saroiu: Characterizing Residential Broadband Networks.
A server can measure many properties of a broadband link by sending a
ping flood and measuring the inter-arrival times of the responses.
This paper also explains how to measure many more properties than the
usual bandwidth tests. The paper explicitly does not consider cross
traffic (e.g. congestion caused by other subscribers of the same
ISP), but for NN purposes cross traffic might be useful to measure.
It would be interesting to make such a server available to the public
on an opt-in basis, giving users long-term statistics about their
connections. Aggregation of such data could also help customers
choose between ISPs.
Wes Felter - email@example.com - http://felter.org/wesley/