Exact temporal characterization of 10 Gbps optical wide-area network

@inproceedings{Freedman2010ExactTC,
  title={Exact temporal characterization of 10 Gbps optical wide-area network},
  author={Daniel A. Freedman and Tudor Marian and Jennifer H. Lee and Kenneth P. Birman and Hakim Weatherspoon and Chris Xu},
  booktitle={Internet Measurement Conference},
  year={2010}
}
We design and implement a novel class of highly precise network instrumentation and apply this tool to perform the first exact packet-timing measurements of a wide-area network ever undertaken, capturing 10 Gigabit Ethernet packets in flight on optical fiber. Through principled design, we improve timing precision by two to six orders of magnitude over existing techniques. Our observations contest several common assumptions about behavior of wide-area networks and the relationship between their… CONTINUE READING
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