A Socratic Method for Validation of Measurement-Based Networking Research
Nearly three decades of Internet measurement has resulted in large-scale global infrastructures used by an increasing number of researchers. They have examined various Internet properties in areas such as network infrastructure (routers, links), traffic (measurement at packet, flow, and session level) and applications (DNS, Web, P2P, Online Social Networks, etc.) and presented results in diverse venues. Key related topics like security and privacy have also been explored. There is, however, a lack of clearly articulated standards that reduce the probability of common mistakes made in studies involving measurements, their analysis and modeling. A community-wide effort is likely to foster fidelity in datasets obtained from measurements and reused in subsequent studies.