NETI to Examine Net’s Strengths Georgia Tech researchers want thousands of computer users to install their program to help them monitor traffic patterns on the Internet. They plan to use the data to strengthen the Net and unblock bottlenecks. By Michelle Delio.
From personal experience, having access to this type of data would be invaluable as it would allow one to create more accurate models. Currently there are four large routing tables available to researchers for the creation of simulated networks. Having access to response times and bandwidth is something that is currently not available.
As part of my research for a number of papers on QoS we used ethereal to capture realtime traffic and parse the data into interpacket delay and burst size. The data above would have been alot more useful.