OMware: An open measurement ware for stable residential broadband measurement

Lei Xue, Ricky K P Mok, Kow Chuen Chang

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Abstract

A number of home-installed middleboxes, e.g., BISMark and SamKnows, and web-based tools, e.g., Netalyzr and Ookla's speedtest service, have been developed recently to enable residential broadband users to gauge their network service quality. One challenge to designing these systems is to provide stable network measurement. That is, the measurement results will not be fluctuated by sporadic overheads incurred inside the middlebox or web browser. In this poster, we propose a network measurement ware, OMware, to increase the stability of residential broadband measurement. The key feature is to implement the send and receive functions for measurement packets in the kernel. Our preliminary evaluation for an OpenWrt implementation shows that OMware provides very stable throughput and delay measurement, compared with typical socket-based measurement at the user level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCOMM 2013 and Best Papers of the Co-Located Workshops
Pages497-498
Number of pages2
Volume43
Edition4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
EventAnnual Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication on the Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication, ACM SIGCOMM 2013 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Aug 201316 Aug 2013

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication on the Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication, ACM SIGCOMM 2013
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period12/08/1316/08/13

Keywords

  • high performance
  • network measurement
  • openwrt kernel module

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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