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ISMA passive measurement data and analysis, workshop report
. CAIDA, "ISMA passive measurement data and analysis, workshop report", in Internet Statistics and Metrics Analysis (ISMA). Jan 1999.
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ISMA passive measurement data and analysis, workshop report


CAIDA, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego

On January 14-15, 1999 CAIDA hosted an Internet Statistics and Metrics Analysis (ISMA) workshop focused on passive monitoring and analysis of Internet traffic data. The meeting was intended to engage researchers and practitioners experienced in this field in discussions aimed at:

  • calibrating what each group is doing in this arena
  • identifying the how these efforts fit within the context of 'the field'
  • clarifying critical priorities and next steps

Fifty-four (54) individuals participated, representing Internet service providers (ISPs), the research and education (R&E) community, and vendors. Each participant completed survey questions summarizing their interests and current activities in the field. Their responses are available at:

The ISMA workshop was held at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) on the campus of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The meeting was sponsored by the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA).

Demonstrations of several collection and analysis tools were conducted:

  • cflowd by Daniel McRobb,
  • Coral by Hans-Werner Braun,
  • CoralReef by David Moore,
  • DAG by Ian Graham, Stephen Donnelly and Jed Martens,
  • NetraMet by Nevil Brownlee.

Tutorials were also conducted immediately following the workshop, for cflowd, CoralReef, and NetraMet.

Keywords: measurement methodology, workshop report
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