[e2e] Internet Packet Loss Measurements?

Paddy Ganti pganti at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 17:07:37 PDT 2006

For an accurate path based packet loss analysis, refer to the methods laid
out in the paper


which has some very interesting ideas about measuring packet loss.


ps: tstat looks promising as well.

On 8/11/06, Mellia Marco <mellia at tlc.polito.it> wrote:

> We have developed a tool to passively monitor traffic, called Tstat -
> TCP Statistic and Analysis Tool.
> Among different measurement index, Tstat monitors TCP anomalies, i.e.,
> packet retransmission by RTO, FR, unnecessary retransmission, network
> reordering, duplicates, etc.
> We presented a summary of our work at ICC, and TiWDC, and preparing an
> extended version of the paper for a journal.
> You can find details from
> http://tstat.tlc.polito.it
> which includes a set of measurements we are continously updating from
> different probe point in the network. Just select the main picture in
> the middle, then select a trace, and under the Stats:TCP menu, select
> "Total number of anomalies".
> From the web page you have access also to all the paper we published,
> including the two mentioned above. I can send you the extended version
> of the paper if you want.
> Hope this helps,
> Marco
> > Hello e2e folks,
> >
> > does anyone know about recent measurements on end-to-end packet loss in
> > the Internet?
> >
> > After some more or less unsuccessful searching, I'm wondering whether
> > there is anything more current than, e.g., Vern Paxson's Ph.D. thesis.
> > This thesis covers Internet packet loss quite extensively, but it dates
> > back to 1997 (the measurements are actually from 1994/1995) and the
> > Internet has evolved since then.  More recent work is kind of sparse...
> >
> > If someone could provide a pointer, I'd really appreciate that.
> >
> > Thanks a lot,
> > - Christian
> >
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