Measurement Lab: Overview and an invitation to the research community

Constantine Dovrolis*, Krishna Gummadi, Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Sascha D. Meinrath

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Measurement Lab (M-Lab) is an open, distributed server platform for researchers to deploy active Internet measurement tools. The goal of M-Lab is to advance network research and empower the public with useful information about their broadband connections. By enhancing Internet transparency, M-Lab helps sustain a healthy, innovative Internet. This article describes M-Labs objectives, administrative organization, software and hardware infrastructure. It also provides an overview of the currently available measurement tools and datasets, and invites the broader networking research community to participate in the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalComputer Communication Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 22 2010


  • Broadband internet access
  • Network measurement
  • Network neutrality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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