CMT II: An Agent Based Framework for Comprehensive IP Measurements

Thomas Fichtel, Thomas Pfeiffenberger (2006): CMT II: An Agent Based Framework for Comprehensive IP Measurements In: Proceedings: Tridentcom 2006, Barcelona

The Communication Measurement Tool II (CMT II) is a framework for comprehensive IP measurements. It is the next development stage of the succeeded measurement framework called CMToolset. The purpose of an distributed measurement framework, like CMT II is to provide detailed information about the network for performance evaluation, network engineering or detecting network problems. Regarding this point CMT II operates on different layers of the OSI layer model, as well as it is designed in an open structure in order to allow further extensions for upcoming protocols, networks and applications. Furthermore CMT II is designed to conduct active as well as passive measurements. CMT II is based on the agentĀ  framework JADE, which allows the deployment of measurement agents on different platforms and the interaction with other agent frameworks. Unlike other measurement tools, CMT II can also be applied on wireless or mobile scenarios to study the influences of wireless and mobile data transmissions.

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