[p2p-hackers] Hard question....

Michael Parker mgp at ucla.edu
Sun Apr 2 05:03:34 UTC 2006

The network research lab at my school has a tool called CapProbe that 
allows fast and accurate measuring of capacity estimation. I haven't 
used it personally, but I know it relies on measuring the dispersion of 
packet pairs. The paper from SIGCOMM 2004 is at:


The software can be downloaded from 
http://www.cs.ucla.edu/NRL/CapProbe. Both kernel-level and user-level 
versions are available for Linux.

- Mike

Quoting David Barrett <dbarrett at quinthar.com>:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: coderman
>> Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 5:20 PM
>> To: Peer-to-peer development.
>> Subject: Re: [p2p-hackers] Hard question....
>> On 4/1/06, David Barrett <dbarrett at quinthar.com> wrote:
>> > ...
>> > Incidentally, how are you measuring "available bandwidth"?
>> right now i pass the buck and let the user pick a suitable limit.  if
>> excessive loss is detected continuously the stack can cut by half or
>> exit with error.
>> i'm still looking for better ways to do this; ideally it would be tied
>> to kernel level shaping and based on a historical view of channel
>> capacity.
> Got it.  Has anyone else had good experience trying to measure this
> automatically in the real world?
> -david
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