Design of a Tool for Providing Dynamic Network Information to an Application

  • Masha Sosonkina
  • Gan Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2127)


We propose a design of a simple tool that can be used by a distributed application to discover the relevant network information dynamically. The simplicity is a key design feature: the tool can be used without multiple modifications of the application code. The timely notification of the application is performed using a callback mechanism which minimizes the application idle time. The network information is gathered and analyzed simultaneously with application execution. We show that empowering an application with a knowledge of network characteristics provides insights into possible application adaptation mechanisms and into the causes of communication delays.


network information collection callback application notification application adaptations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masha Sosonkina
    • 1
  • Gan Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaDuluth

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