A Geometric Approach to Improving Active Packet Loss Measurement

  title={A Geometric Approach to Improving Active Packet Loss Measurement},
  author={J. Sommers and Paul Barford and N. Duffield and A. Ron},
  journal={IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking},
Measurement and estimation of packet loss characteristics are challenging due to the relatively rare occurrence and typically short duration of packet loss episodes. While active probe tools are commonly used to measure packet loss on end-to-end paths, there has been little analysis of the accuracy of these tools or their impact on the network. The objective of our study is to understand how to measure packet loss episodes accurately with end-to-end probes. We begin by testing the capability of… CONTINUE READING