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Measuring Bandwidth Signatures of Network Paths

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Measuring Bandwidth Signatures of Network Paths
In this paper, we propose a practical and efficient technique, Forecaster, to estimate (1) the end-to-end available bandwidth, and (2) the speed of the most congested (tight) link along an Internet path. Forecaster is practical since it does not assume any a priori knowledge about the measured path, does not make any simplifying assumptions about the nature of cross-traffic, does not assume the ability to capture accurate packet dispersions or packet queueing delays, and does not try to preserve inter-packet spacing along path segments. It merely relies on a simple binary test to estimate whether each probe packet has queued in the network or not. Forecaster is efficient as it only requires two streams of probe packets that are sent end-to-end at rates that are much lower than the available bandwidth of the investigated path, thus avoiding path saturation. Theoretical analysis and experimental results validate the efficacy of the proposed technique.
Mradula Neginhal, Khaled Harfoush, Harry G. Perros
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where NETWORKING
Authors Mradula Neginhal, Khaled Harfoush, Harry G. Perros
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