Path Transparency Measurements from the Mobile Edge with PATHspider

Iain R. Learmonth, Andra Lutu, Gorry Fairhurst, David Ros, Ozgu Alay

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Abstract

Network operators and equipment vendors can hesitate to deploy network protocol innovations in fear of breaking connectivity for end users. To assess the potential for evolution of the protocol stack, it is important to know the existing network impairments and opportunities to work around the impairments. While classical network measurement tools often focus on absolute performance values, PATHspider is an extensible framework for performing and analyzing A/B testing between two different protocols or different protocol extensions. It thus enables controlled experiments in search of protocol-dependent connectivity problems, and to identify differential treatment. This paper presents how PATHspider can be instrumented to assess path transparency over commercial mobile networks, using the MONROE platform. We provide here proof-of-concept results from measurements in a UK commercial mobile network, and lay out our future measurement plans for PATHspider using the MONROE testbed in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA), 2017
PublisherIEEE Explore
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-3-901882-95-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIEEE/IFIP Workshop on Mobile Network Measurement - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 20 Jun 201720 Jun 2017

Workshop

WorkshopIEEE/IFIP Workshop on Mobile Network Measurement
Abbreviated titleMNM '17
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period20/06/1720/06/17

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Learmonth, I. R., Lutu, A., Fairhurst, G., Ros, D., & Alay, O. (2017). Path Transparency Measurements from the Mobile Edge with PATHspider. In Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA), 2017 (pp. 1-6). IEEE Explore. https://doi.org/10.23919/TMA.2017.8002922

Path Transparency Measurements from the Mobile Edge with PATHspider. / Learmonth, Iain R.; Lutu, Andra; Fairhurst, Gorry; Ros, David; Alay, Ozgu.

Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA), 2017. IEEE Explore, 2017. p. 1-6.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Learmonth, IR, Lutu, A, Fairhurst, G, Ros, D & Alay, O 2017, Path Transparency Measurements from the Mobile Edge with PATHspider. in Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA), 2017. IEEE Explore, pp. 1-6, IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Mobile Network Measurement, Dublin, Ireland, 20/06/17. https://doi.org/10.23919/TMA.2017.8002922
Learmonth IR, Lutu A, Fairhurst G, Ros D, Alay O. Path Transparency Measurements from the Mobile Edge with PATHspider. In Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA), 2017. IEEE Explore. 2017. p. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.23919/TMA.2017.8002922
Learmonth, Iain R. ; Lutu, Andra ; Fairhurst, Gorry ; Ros, David ; Alay, Ozgu. / Path Transparency Measurements from the Mobile Edge with PATHspider. Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA), 2017. IEEE Explore, 2017. pp. 1-6
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