Perspectives on Tracing End-Hosts: A Survey Summary

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There is an amazing paucity of data that is collected directly on users' personal computers. One key reason for this is the perception among researchers that users are unwilling to participate in such a data collection effort. To understand the range of opinions on matters that occur with end-host data tracing, the authors conducted a survey of 400 computer scientists. In this paper, they summarize and share their findings. The Internet measurement community has now spent over a decade collecting Internet traffic measurements from different vantage points such as routers, servers, and gateways, and in various networking environments - ISPs, enterprise networks, cable, DSL, and wireless networks.