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Bandwidth measurement: metrics, methods and tools

Marko Košmerl (2012) Bandwidth measurement: metrics, methods and tools. EngD thesis.

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    In a packet network, the terms "bandwidth" or "throughput" characterizes the amount of data that the network can transfer per unit of time. This thesis deals with metrics, methods and tools used in measuring bandwidth. The goal is to build a tool that could be used for measuring bandwidth in accurate, reliable and relatively fast manner. First we take a look at a different and most frequently used metrics and then we present methods that can measure such a metrics. We also present tools that implement those methods and take a look at how some companies measure bandwidth. We describe the iperf tool in detail and explain the factors that have big effects in measuring TCP throughput. Iperf has been extended with SNMP functionality which is now used as a part of the BWMonitor, a tool used for measuring TCP throughput and bandwidth.

    Item Type: Thesis (EngD thesis)
    Keywords: bandwidth, available bandwidth, TCP throughput, iperf
    Number of Pages: 64
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Name and SurnameIDFunction
    doc. dr. Mojca Ciglarič256Mentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50070&select=(ID=00009073492)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Item ID: 1641
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 20:34
    Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 17:38
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1641

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