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Computer Science Program

Project ID: 194
Author: Rui Shen
Project Title: Design and Implementation of WinTrace: An Internet Path Characterization Tool
Semester: Fall 2001
Committe Chair: Dr. Dulal Chandra Kar
Committee Member 1: Dr. David Thomas
Committee Member 2: Dr. Mario Garcia
Project Description: This project is the design and implementation of a MS-Windows-based network utility, WinTrace. WinTrace is able to perform three important functions: pinging a host and finding out the round-trip time, tracing the Internet path from a sending host to a destination host and finding out all the routers in between, and estimating the bandwidth of each link along the Internet path from a host to a destination host. WinTrace performs these functions by sending ICMP probe packets from a single source and then measuring round-trip times from responses received from destination hosts on probe packets. WinTrace can be used to find out the characteristics of the Internet links along a path and to detect the bottleneck link among all links. Determining the characteristics of Internet links can be very useful for future planning and extension of network services.
Project URL:   194.pdf
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