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Measuring Non-cooperative Internet Paths for Quality, Reliability, and Security

 

OneProbe is a new method for measuring a non-cooperative path’s quality. The measurement is conducted in one or more concurrent TCP connections by an endpoint of the path under measurement. The main novelty is the capability of measuring, in addition to round-trip time, unidirectional packet loss rate, packet reordering rate and capacity from the same packet-pair probes. Other advantages include

 • Traversing most of the middleboxes placed before web servers in the Internet,

 • Measuring the path quality experienced by legitimate data packets (not control packets),

 • Allowing users to configure the packet size for the probe and response packets, and

 • Allowing users to configure a high sampling rate and different sampling patterns.

More details here.

 

Application Examples

1. Collaborative network monitoring: Use a number of distributed OneProbe deployments to monitor and diagnose the same set of network paths. More details here

2. Novel asymmetric capacity measurement: Implement novel methods for measuring the capacity for both downlink uplink of an asymmetric broadband connection. More details here

3. Loss-pair measurement: Implement the loss pair method to study the correlation between packet loss and the lost packet’s round-trip time and other useful information. More details here

4. Measuring the impact of submarine cable faults: Capture the (in)direct impact of submarine cable faults on the end-to-end path performance. The ISPs’ responses to such faults can also be observed. More details here

 

Recent Publications

1. Ricky Mok, Weichao Li, and Rocky K. C. Chang, "IRate: Initial Video Bitrate Selection System for HTTP Streaming", A poster and demo, NSDI 2013, April 2013.  [Paper]

2. Ang Chen, Edmond W. W. Chan, Xiapu Luo, Waiting W. T. Fok, and Rocky K. C. Chang, "An Efficient Approach to Multi-level Route Analytics", Proc. IFIP/IEEE IM , May 2013.  

3. Waiting W. T. Fok, Xiapu Luo, Ricky Mok, Weichao Li, Yujing Liu, Edmond W. W. Chan, and Rocky K. C. Chang, "MonoScope: Automated Network Faults Diagnosis Based on Active Measurements", Proc. IFIP/IEEE IM , May 2013.  [Paper]

4. Yujing Liu, Xiapu Luo, Rocky K. C. Chang, and Jinshu Su, "Characterizing Inter-domain Rerouting after Japan Earthquake", Proc. IFIP NETWORKING 2012, May 2012.  [Paper]

5. Ricky K. P. Mok, Xiapu Luo, Edmond W. W. Chan, and Rocky K. C. Chang, "QDASH: A QoE-Aware DASH System", Proc. ACM Multimedia Systems Conf., Feb. 2012.  [Paper]

 

Latest News

[7 October 2012] Our paper on "MonoScope: Automated Network Faults Diagnosis Based on Active Measurements" is accepted in IEEE/IFIP IM 2013.

[7 October 2012] Our paper on "An Efficient Approach to Multi-level Route Analytics" is accepted in IEEE/IFIP IM 2013.

[5 June 2012] Our project "Design and Implementation of a Unified Box for Offering Network Path Measurement as a Service" has been approved by ITF as a Tier-2 project.

[13 February 2012] Our paper on "Characterizing Inter-domain Rerouting after Japan Earthquake" is accepted in IFIP NETWORKING 2012.

[19 November 2011] Our paper on "QDASH: A QoE-Aware DASH System" is accepted in ACM MMSys 2011.

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