A Distributed Approach to Passively Gathering End-to-End Network Performance Measurements

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Title: A Distributed Approach to Passively Gathering End-to-End Network Performance Measurements
Author: Simpson, Charles Robert, Jr.
Abstract: NETI@home is an open-source software package that collects network performance statistics from end-systems. It has been written for and tested on the Windows, Solaris, and Linux operating systems, with testing for other operating systems to be completed soon. NETI@home is designed to run on end-user machines and collect various statistics about Internet performance. These statistics are then sent to a server at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where they are collected and made publicly available. This tool gives researchers much needed data on the end-to-end performance of the Internet, as measured by end-users. NETI@homes basic approach is to sniff packets sent from and received by the host and infer performance metrics based on these observed packets. NETI@home users are able to select a privacy level that determines what types of data are gathered, and what is not reported. NETI@home is designed to be an unobtrusive software system that runs quietly in the background with little or no intervention by the user, and using few resources.
Type: Thesis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/5199
Date: 2004-04-12
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: End-to-end
Passive measurement
Network measurements
Network performance
Distributed measurement
Software architecture
End-user computing
Internet Computer programs
Network performance (Telecommunication)
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisor: Committee Chair: Riley, George; Committee Member: Copeland, John; Committee Member: Dovrolis, Constantinos; Committee Member: Owen, Henry
Degree: M.S.

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