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Title: Experiences in Traceroute and Bandwidth Change Analysis

Abstract

SLAC has been studying end-to-end WAN bandwidth availability and achievability for 2.5 years via IEPM-BW [1]. IEPM-BW performs network intensive tests every 90 minutes. Based on that experience we have also developed a light weight available bandwidth (ABwE [2]) measurement tool that can make a measurement within a second. We are now extending this to a WAN measurement and detection system (IEPM-LITE) aimed at more quickly detecting and troubleshooting network performance problems and also to be more friendly on lower performance paths. IEPM-LITE uses ping, forward traceroutes, and ABwE sensors to monitor, in close to real-time, Round Trip Times (RTT), changes in available bandwidth and routes to and from target hosts. This paper discusses the experiences, techniques and algorithms used to detect and report on significant traceroute and bandwidth changes. The ultimate aim is to develop a lightweight WAN network performance monitoring system that can detect, in near real time, significant changes and generate alerts.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
827316
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-10518
TRN: US0403243
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 Jun 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ALGORITHMS; AVAILABILITY; DETECTION; MONITORING; PERFORMANCE; COMPUTER NETWORKS

Citation Formats

Logg, C. Experiences in Traceroute and Bandwidth Change Analysis. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/827316.
Logg, C. Experiences in Traceroute and Bandwidth Change Analysis. United States. doi:10.2172/827316.
Logg, C. Wed . "Experiences in Traceroute and Bandwidth Change Analysis". United States. doi:10.2172/827316. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/827316.
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title = {Experiences in Traceroute and Bandwidth Change Analysis},
author = {Logg, C},
abstractNote = {SLAC has been studying end-to-end WAN bandwidth availability and achievability for 2.5 years via IEPM-BW [1]. IEPM-BW performs network intensive tests every 90 minutes. Based on that experience we have also developed a light weight available bandwidth (ABwE [2]) measurement tool that can make a measurement within a second. We are now extending this to a WAN measurement and detection system (IEPM-LITE) aimed at more quickly detecting and troubleshooting network performance problems and also to be more friendly on lower performance paths. IEPM-LITE uses ping, forward traceroutes, and ABwE sensors to monitor, in close to real-time, Round Trip Times (RTT), changes in available bandwidth and routes to and from target hosts. This paper discusses the experiences, techniques and algorithms used to detect and report on significant traceroute and bandwidth changes. The ultimate aim is to develop a lightweight WAN network performance monitoring system that can detect, in near real time, significant changes and generate alerts.},
doi = {10.2172/827316},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 23 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Wed Jun 23 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
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