Locating available bandwidth bottlenecks

V.J. Ribeiro, R.H. Riedi, R.G. Baraniuk
2004 IEEE Internet Computing  
Locating Available Bandwidth Bottlenecks The Spatio-Temporal Available Bandwidth estimator (STAB), a new edge-based probing tool, locates thin links -those links with less available bandwidth than all the links preceding them -on end-to-end network paths. By localizing thin links, STAB facilitates network operations and troubleshooting, provides insight into what causes network congestion, and aids network-aware applications.The tool uses special chirp-probing trains, featuring an exponential
more » ... ight pattern of packets, which have the advantage of employing few packets while giving an accurate estimate of available bandwidth.
doi:10.1109/mic.2004.45 fatcat:jbn3ktee2vfx5ig5poj5rch26a