End-to-end measurement of hop-by-hop available bandwidth

Kazumasa Koitani, Go Hasegawa, Masayuki Murata

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Abstract

Existing techniques for measuring available bandwidth measure the available bandwidth at bottlenecks along the path, and most of them do not specify the bottleneck location. In this paper, we propose an end-to-end measurement method for the hop-by-hop available bandwidth along a network path. Such a technique can facilitate advanced traffic control, especially in heterogeneous network environments. The proposed method assumes a situation where intermediate routers can record the arrival and departure times of incoming packets as timestamps in the packets themselves. The end host sends probe packets at various rates and estimates the available bandwidth at each network section using the incoming and outgoing rates of packets calculated from intermediate timestamps, based on statistical processing under a fluid traffic model. We present extensive simulation results for the proposed method and confirm that it can accurately measure the available bandwidth of each section along the network path even when the available bandwidth of the sender-side network is smaller than that of the receiver-side network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, IEEE AINA 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages17-24
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479936298
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, IEEE AINA 2014 - Victoria, BC, Canada
Duration: 2014 May 132014 May 16

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Conference

Conference28th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, IEEE AINA 2014
CountryCanada
CityVictoria, BC
Period14/5/1314/5/16

Keywords

  • Available bandwidth
  • active probing
  • end-to-end measurement
  • traffic control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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