Available bandwidth estimation tools: Metrics, approach and performance

Dixon Salcedo, Cesar D. Guerrero, Roberto Martinez

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The estimation of the available bandwidth (av_bw) between two end nodes through the Internet, is an area that has motivated researchers around the world in the last twenty years, to have faster and more accurate tools; Due to the utility it has in various network applications; Such as routing management, intrusion detection systems and the performance of transport protocols. Different tools use different estimation techniques but generally only analyze the three most used metrics as av_bw, relative error and estimation time. This work expands the information regarding the evaluation literature of the current Available Bandwidth Estimation Tools (ABET's), where they analyze the estimation techniques, metrics, different generation tools of cross-traffic and evaluation testbed; Concentrating on the techniques and estimation methodologies used, as well as the challenges faced by open-source tools in high-performance networks of 10 Gbps or higher.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-587
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2018


  • Available bandwidth estimation
  • Internet measurement tools
  • Network throughput


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