- Week 1: Introduction
- Week 2: Topology and routes
- Week 3: Connectivity, losses, latency, and geolocation
- Week 4: Bandwidth
- Week 5: Traffic Measurements
Résumé en français
Ce cours en anglais est une introduction pratique aux mesures de l'internet (métrologie), basée sur des expérimentations réelles sur la plateforme PlanetLab Europe. Y sont abordés différents concepts tels que la topologie des réseaux et le routage, les pertes, la latence, la géolocalisation, la bande passante et les mesures de trafic.
About This Course
This course is a hands-on introduction to internet measurements. You will learn about measuring the structure of the internet and the routes through that structure, about delays, losses and connectivity, about bandwidth, and about traffic.
You will see how to make these measurements, and you will understand what you can and cannot learn from them. We teach you how to run measurements from any computer. This course provides you with the ability to launch measurements on PlanetLab Europe, a platform consisting of internet connected servers at over 150 locations around the continent.
This course is structured in 5 weeks. Each week, around 6 course sequences will be available with video lectures, supplementary ressources, associated quiz and applicative exercises.
You will be ready for this course if you have the level of understanding of internet technology that comes from an advanced undergraduate course or a first Masters course in networking, or equivalent professional experience.
Students' work in the course is assessed through weekly online quizzes based on the content of the videos. In addition, students are asked to perform measurements on the PlanetLab Europe platform through an interface provided by the course, and are quizzed on the results of these experiments. Students are also invited to conduct measurements from their own computers as additional exercises, which are not assessed. A certificate will be issued by FUN, confirming successful completion of the Mooc.
Timur Friedman is on faculty at UPMC Sorbonne Universités (LIP6 and LINCS laboratories), seconded 2014-2016 to Inria Paris. His principal area of research is network measurements. He conducts research in network measurements and heads the PlanetLab Europe testbed.
Renata Teixeira is a senior researcher at Inria Paris. Her research interests are in measurement, analysis, and management of data networks. She has over ten years of experience in teaching Internet routing and measurements.
- Mark Crovella & Balachander Krishnamurthy. Internet Measurement: infrastructure, traffic and applications. 2006
- Olivier Bonaventure. Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols and Practice. 2011
The course material is provided under Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND: the name of the author should always be mentioned ; the user can exploit the work except in a commercial context and he or she cannot make changes to the original work.
Except otherwise specified, the contents produced by participants are shared under Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND: the name of the author should always be mentioned ; the user can exploit the work except in a commercial context and he or she cannot make changes to the original work.
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