M-Lab: user initiated internet data for the research community

Phillipa Gill, Christophe Diot, Lai Yi Ohlsen, Matt Mathis, Stephen Soltesz


Measurement Lab (M-Lab) is an open, distributed server platform on which researchers have deployed measurement tools. Its mission is to measure the Internet, save the data and make it universally accessible and useful. This paper serves as an update on the MLab platform 10+ years after its initial introduction to the research community [5]. Here, we detail the current state of the M-Lab distributed platform, highlight existing measurements/data available on the platform, and describe opportunities for further engagement between the networking research community and the platform.

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