EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet 16(11): e3

Research Article

A GLIMPSE of the Internet’s Fabric

Download29 downloads
  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262670,
        author={Michael Faath and Rolf Winter},
        title={A GLIMPSE of the Internet’s Fabric},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet},
        keywords={network measurement, measurement platform, end-to-end measurements},
  • Michael Faath
    Rolf Winter
    Year: 2016
    A GLIMPSE of the Internet’s Fabric
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262670
Michael Faath1,*, Rolf Winter1
  • 1: University of Applied Sciences Augsburg
*Contact email: michael.faath@hs-augsburg.de


Network measurements are essential for network operations and troubleshooting. A number of network measurement projects have developed measurement platforms to not only assess the state of individual networks and services but target certain aspects of the Internet as a whole. Measuring any aspect of the Internet is challenging for various reasons such as the sheer scale of the Internet or the dynamics of it. Building and operating a platform that has Internet-wide network measurements as a goal is therefore challenging. In this paper, GLIMPSE-an end user-based network measurement platform-is introduced and its architecture is described in detail. GLIMPSE is an attempt to build a measurement platform based on standard measurement techniques, external logic to trigger measurements and last but not least community support.