Title: Towards an observatory for network transparency research
Authors : Neuhaus, Stephan
Müntener, Roman
Edeline, Korian
Donnet, Benoit
Gubser, Elio
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2016 workshop on Applied Networking Research Workshop - ANRW 16
Pages : 71
Pages to: 73
Conference details: 2016 workshop on Applied Networking Research Workshop - ANRW 16, Berlin, July 16 - 16, 2016
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ACM
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Computer network; Network measurement
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
Abstract: The Internet is full of middleboxes that change packets and flows. In fact, there is probably no IP or TCP header that is not affected by at least one middlebox. Obviously, middleboxes impede path transparency, i.e., the idea that an exchange of messages results in more or less the same packets, no matter what path the packets takes. But no one seems to have a truly global view of what middleboxes do to packets on what Internet paths, which would however be an essential knowledge for new transport protocols to be successfully deployed. We address these concerns in the MAMI project by building an observatory of path transparency measurements. The project hosts an extensive set of path transparency measurements — we believe it to be the first dataset to deal specifically with middlebox involvement. In this paper, we describe that Observatory and a number of questions that we want to address with the data in that Observatory. Eventually, the project will provide public access to that Observatory so that researchers and the interested public can ask their own questions about path transparency issues and middlebox involvement.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.1145/2959424.2959425
ISBN: 9781450344432
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8732
Published as part of the ZHAW project : MAMI - Measurement and Architecture for a Middleboxed Internet
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