Active techniques for available bandwidth estimation: Comparison and application

Alessio Botta, Alan Davy, Brian Meskill, Giuseppe Aceto

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There are various parameters for analyzing the quality of network communication links and paths, one attracting particular attention is available bandwidth. In this chapter we describe a platform for the available bandwidth estimation, a comparison of different tools for the estimation of this parameter, and an application of such estimation in a real-world application. In details, we describe a novel platform called UANM, capable of properly choosing, configuring, and using different available bandwidth tools and techniques in an autonomic fashion. Moreover, thanks to UANM, we show the results of a comparison of the performance of several tools in terms of accuracy, probing time and intrusiveness. Finally, we show a practical example of the use of the available bandwidth measurement: we describe an approach for server selection and admission control in a content distribution network based on the available bandwidth estimation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDataTraffic Monitoring and Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Measurement, Classification, and Anomaly Detection to Quality of Experience
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783642367830
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


  • Available Bandwidth
  • Quality of Service
  • Server Selection


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