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Scriptroute: A Public Internet Measurement Facility Neil Spring, David Wetherall and Tom Anderson
 

Summary: Scriptroute: A Public Internet Measurement Facility
Neil Spring, David Wetherall and Tom Anderson
{nspring,djw,tom}@cs.washington.edu
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195­2350
Abstract
We present Scriptroute, a system that allows ordinary
Internet users to conduct network measurements from
remote vantage points. We seek to combine the flex­
ibility found in dedicated measurement testbeds such
as NIMI with the general accessibility and popularity
of Web­based public traceroute servers. To use Scrip­
troute, clients use DNS to discover measurement servers
and then submit a measurement script for execution in
a sandboxed, resource­limited environment. The servers
ensure that the script does not expose the network to at­
tack by applying source­ and destination­specific filters
and security checks, and by rate­limiting traffic.
Scriptroute code is publicly available and has been de­

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences