Planetopus: A system for facilitating collaborative network monitoring

Weichao Li, Waiting W.T. Fok, Edmond W.W. Chan, Xiapu Luo, Kow Chuen Chang

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Abstract

Many new methods and tools have been developed to measure the quality of network paths for the last ten years. However, there are relatively few works that consider deploying these methods for collaborative network measurement: a number of measuring points belonging to different autonomous systems collaborate on monitoring and diagnosing their network performance. In this paper, we present Planetopus, a distributed system for facilitating collaborative network monitoring. Planetopus provides a single platform for configuring and scheduling measurement tasks performed on a set of distributed measuring points. Planetopus currently performs measurement mainly using OneProbe and tcptraceroute. Moreover, we introduce two useful facilities for analyzing the measurement data: a new metric for quantifying route changes and a heatmap-based visualization method for discovering patterns and anomalies from a set of path measurements. We demonstrate the utility of Planetopus through several case studies in which poor routes are identified and corrected, different ISPs' network services are compared, and network performance problems are diagnosed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2011
Pages911-924
Number of pages14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2011
Event12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2011 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 23 May 201127 May 2011

Conference

Conference12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2011
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period23/05/1127/05/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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