PLDetect: A Testbed for Middlebox Detection Using PlanetLab

  • Paul Kirth
  • Vahab PournaghshbandEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 309)


Designing, coordinating and deploying repeatable experiments outside of a fully controlled environment pose a serious challenge when conducting network research. In particular, it can be difficult to correctly schedule experiments that collect bulk data using a shared resource. To address this problem, we introduce PLDetect, a simple testbed built on top of PlanetLab which simplifies configuring, scheduling, and deploying large scale Internet experiments for evaluating middlebox detection methods.


Middlebox Detection method Active measurements Testbed PlanetLab 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California State University, NorthridgeLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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