Pronto: Efficient Test Packet Generation for Dynamic Network Data Planes

@article{Zhao2017ProntoET,
  title={Pronto: Efficient Test Packet Generation for Dynamic Network Data Planes},
  author={Yu Zhao and Huazhe Wang and Xin Lin and Tingting Yu and Chen Qian},
  journal={2017 IEEE 37th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS)},
  year={2017},
  pages={13-22}
}
Computer networks are becoming increasingly complex today and thus prone to various network faults. Traditional testing tools (e.g., ping, traceroute) that often involve substantial manual effort to uncover faults are inefficient. This paper focuses on fault detection of the network data plane using test packets. Existing solutions of test packet generation either take very long time (e.g., more than one hour) to complete or generate too many test packets that may hurt regular traffic. In this… CONTINUE READING

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