Towards a High Quality Path-Oriented Network Measurement and Storage System

  • David Johnson
  • Daniel Gebhardt
  • Jay Lepreau
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-79232-1_11

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4979)
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Johnson D., Gebhardt D., Lepreau J. (2008) Towards a High Quality Path-Oriented Network Measurement and Storage System. In: Claypool M., Uhlig S. (eds) Passive and Active Network Measurement. PAM 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4979. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Researchers need current and historical measurements of Internet paths. We built and deployed a complete system designed to fill these needs: a safe, shareable, multi-user active network measurement system probes network paths and reliably records measurements in a storage facility with multiple levels of caching, providing users with fast, flexible querying. Our system, deployed on PlanetLab for over 20 months, has accumulated 940 million measurements and made them publicly available in a separate, federated data repository. Our experience shows that building and running such a valuable research tool poses significant engineering and practical challenges.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Johnson
    • 1
  • Daniel Gebhardt
    • 1
  • Jay Lepreau
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of Utah 

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