Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communications. 14th EAI International Conference, TridentCom 2019, Changsha, China, December 7-8, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

PLDetect: A Testbed for Middlebox Detection Using PlanetLab

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-43215-7_9,
        author={Paul Kirth and Vahab Pournaghshband},
        title={PLDetect: A Testbed for Middlebox Detection Using PlanetLab},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communications. 14th EAI International Conference, TridentCom 2019, Changsha, China, December 7-8, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={Middlebox Detection method Active measurements Testbed PlanetLab},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-43215-7_9}
    }
    
  • Paul Kirth
    Vahab Pournaghshband
    Year: 2020
    PLDetect: A Testbed for Middlebox Detection Using PlanetLab
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-43215-7_9
Paul Kirth1,*, Vahab Pournaghshband2,*
  • 1: California State University, Northridge
  • 2: University of San Francisco
*Contact email: paul.kirth.155@my.csu.edu, vahab.p@usfca.edu

Abstract

Designing, coordinating and deploying repeatable experiments outside of a fully controlled environment pose a serious challenge when conducting network research. In particular, it can be difficult to correctly schedule experiments that collect bulk data using a shared resource. To address this problem, we introduce PLDetect, a simple testbed built on top of PlanetLab which simplifies configuring, scheduling, and deploying large scale Internet experiments for evaluating middlebox detection methods.