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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2004 vol. 8)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 34-41
Vinay J. Ribeiro , Rice University
Rudolf H. Riedi , Rice University
Richard G. Baraniuk , Rice University
STAB is a new edge-based probing tool to locate thin links on an end-to-end network path in space and over time. Thin links are those links with less available bandwidth than all links preceding them on the path. STAB uses special chirp-probing trains that allow accurate estimation of available bandwidth using few packets. Thin-link localization helps network operations and troubleshooting, provides insight into the causes of network congestion, as well as aids network-aware applications. The authors review the current state-of-the-art available bandwidth tools, describe the working of STAB, and validate it through Internet experiments and simulations.
bandwidth, estimation, probing

R. H. Riedi, V. J. Ribeiro and R. G. Baraniuk, "Locating Available Bandwidth Bottlenecks," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 8, no. , pp. 34-41, 2004.
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