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A geometric approach to improving active packet loss measurement

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A geometric approach to improving active packet loss measurement
Abstract-- Measurement and estimation of packet loss characteristics are challenging due to the relatively rare occurrence and typically short duration of packet loss episodes. While active probe tools are commonly used to measure packet loss on end-toend paths, there has been little analysis of the accuracy of these tools or their impact on the network. The objective of our study is to understand how to measure packet loss episodes accurately with end-to-end probes. We begin by testing the capability of standard Poisson-modulated end-to-end measurements of loss in a controlled laboratory environment using IP routers and commodity end hosts. Our tests show that loss characteristics reported from such Poisson-modulated probe tools can be quite inaccurate over a range of traffic conditions. Motivated by these observations, we introduce a new algorithm for packet loss measurement that is designed to overcome the deficiencies in standard Poisson-based tools. Specifically, our method entail...
Joel Sommers, Paul Barford, Nick G. Duffield, Amos
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TON
Authors Joel Sommers, Paul Barford, Nick G. Duffield, Amos Ron
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