ShaperProbe

Partha Kanuparthy, Constantine Dovrolis
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGCOMM conference on Internet measurement conference - IMC '11  
We present an end-to-end measurement method for the detection of traffic shaping. Traffic shaping is typically implemented using token buckets, allowing a maximum burst of traffic to be serviced at the peak capacity of the link, while any remaining traffic is serviced at a lower shaping rate. The contribution of this paper is twofold. First, we develop an active end-to-end detection mechanism, referred to as Shaper-Probe, that can infer whether a particular path is subject to traffic shaping,
more » ... traffic shaping, and in that case, estimate the shaper characteristics. Second, we analyze results from a large-scale deployment of ShaperProbe on M-Lab over the last 24 months, detecting traffic shaping in several major ISPs. Our deployment has received more than one million runs so far from 5,700 ISPs.
doi:10.1145/2068816.2068860 dblp:conf/imc/KanuparthyD11 fatcat:g4xja7n3orazppygkfyilyyu34