Efficient Monitoring of End-to-End Network Properties
It is often desirable to monitor end-to-end properties, such as loss rates or packet delays, across an entire network. However, active end-to-end measurement in such settings does not scale well, and so complete network-wide measurement quickly becomes infeasible. More efficient measurement strategies are therefore needed. Previous work, examining this problem from a linear algebraic perspective, has shown that for exact recovery of complete end-to-end network properties, the number of paths that need to be monitored can be reduced to approximately the number of links in the network.