A Measurement-Lab study of ISP Interconnection and its Impact on Consumer Internet Performance sheds light on the dispute between ISPs and Netflix. Articles in the press help interpret the results.
The FCC launches a "beta" consumer broadband test on broadband.gov on March 11th. The site uses Measurement Lab (M-Lab) as its back-end platform. M-Lab is a private deployment of PlanetLab spanning 15 sites across the US and Europe.
PlanetLab logs are in two parts: I) PLC API access control logs, II) Per-node SSH logs.
I)PLC API access control logs
PlanetLab Central (PLC) will be upgraded to Version 4.3 over the next few weeks. 4.3 includes features that will make it easier to support new types of nodes (e.g., wireless), as well as new GUI features. It also involves a few changes to the programmatic API. Users that run scripts against this API will need to modify those scripts. Click here for a summary of the API changes.
PlanetLab has proven to be an invaluable platform for learning about network-wide phenomena, creating new network protocols, evaluating new and existing network services, gaining experience with network systems running at a global scale, and in the end, deploying novel network services that enhance the capabilities of the Internet.
A paper describing our experiences operating PlanetLab over the past six years, and in particular, how we resolved disputes involving PlanetLab experiments, is now available (here) for review and comment.
A prototype implementation of the GENI interfaces to PlanetLab functionality is now available. The module, called geniwrapper, is available at http://svn.planet-lab.org/. Preliminary testing of geniwrapper on the live system will begin in the next few weeks.
PlanetLab has been supported in part by the National Science Foundation* (under grants 0101247, 0454278, 0335214, 0958340) and by DARPA (under contract N66001-05-1-8902). Support is also provided by companies that join the PlanetLab Consortium.
*Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.