Date Added: Aug 2009
Communication is a key topic in every distributed system. Providing communication Quality-of-Service (QoS) guarantees or becoming aware of current communication parameters are two important tasks nowadays. In this paper the authors tackle two problems: A very practical problem, concerned with the estimation of the upload bandwidth of a machine, and a theoretical problem, concerned with the analysis of constrained communication resource allocations. The rest of this paper is structured as follows. In this, the authors discuss the problem of estimating the upload bandwidth of a machine and they present the proposed solution.