Reliable asymmetric path capacity measurement

Edmond W.W. Chan, Xiapu Luo, Kow Chuen Chang

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Existing non-cooperative methods for network capacity measurement are quite restrictive for capacity-asymmetric paths, and their results could be affected by adverse network conditions (e.g., packet delay, packet loss, and packet reordering). In this paper, we propose to use two types of packet pairs - -round-trip packet pair and two-way packet pair - -and the minimum-delay- difference method for reliable capacity measurement. Our preliminary results show that the new proposal is correct and achieves accurate results even for highly capacity-asymmetric paths.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 ACM Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies, CoNEXT'09 - Co-located Student Workshop, CoNext Student Workshop '09
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
EventCoNext Student Workshop '09 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 1 Dec 20094 Dec 2009


ConferenceCoNext Student Workshop '09


  • Network capacity
  • Non-cooperative
  • Packet pair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture


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