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Comparison of Public End-to-End Bandwidth Estimation Tools on High-Speed Links
A. Shriram, M. Murray, Y. Hyun, N. Brownlee, A. Broido, M. Fomenkov, and k. claffy, "Comparison of Public End-to-End Bandwidth Estimation Tools on High-Speed Links", in Passive and Active Network Measurement Workshop (PAM), Mar 2005, vol. 3431, pp. 306--320.
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Comparison of Public End-to-End Bandwidth Estimation Tools on High-Speed Links

Alok Shriram1
Margaret Murray2
Young Hyun1
Nevil Brownlee1
Andre Broido1
Marina Fomenkov1
kc claffy1
1

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

2

Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin

In this paper we present results of a series of bandwidth estimation experiments conducted on a high-speed testbed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and on OC-48 and GigE paths in real world networks. We test and compare publicly available bandwidth estimation tools: abing, pathchirp, pathload, and Spruce. We also tested Iperf which measures achievable TCP throughput. In the lab we used two different sources of known and reproducible cross-traffic in a fully controlled environment. In real world networks we had a complete knowledge of link capacities and had access to SNMP counters for independent cross-traffic verification. We compare the accuracy and other operational characteristics of the tools and analyze factors impacting their performance.

Keywords: bandwidth estimation, software/tools
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