Networking

10-Gbps IP Network Measurement System Based on Application-Generated Packets Using Hardware Assistance and Off-The-Shelf PC

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Executive Summary

Targeting high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming services, the authors discuss advanced measurement systems for high-speed 10-Gbps networks. To verify service stability in such high-speed networks, they need to detect network quality under real environmental conditions. For example, test traffic injected into networks under-test for measurements should have the same complex characteristics as the video streaming traffic. For such measurements, they have built Internet Protocol (IP) stream measurement systems by using their 10-Gbps network interface card with hardware-assisted active/passive monitor extensions based on low-cost off-the-shelf Personal Computers (PCs).

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