Pathperf: Path Bandwidth Estimation Utilizing Websites

  • Kun Yu
  • Congxiao Bao
  • Xing Li
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7799)

Abstract

Most bandwidth estimation tools require access to both ends of a measured path, which is increasingly difficult considering the constantly expanding size of the Internet. We present Pathperf, a tool for estimating bulk transfer capacity by downloading files from websites at one end of a path. We collect 3.3 million websites in 22,656 ASes and leverage DNS infrastructure to deliver website information. Comparing with Iperf, Pathperf saves more than 50% of the network traffic and its relative error rate is under 10%.

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    Pathperf homepage, http://search.sasm3.net/

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kun Yu
    • 1
  • Congxiao Bao
    • 1
  • Xing Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingP.R. China

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