In this talk we share our experiences and lessons learned from using the RIPE Atlas platform for conducting measurement research. We describe how subtle rate limits can affect experiment design. We show how calibration of probes from hardware revision down to the firmware version is useful when analyzing measurement results. We describe the usefulness by showing how different hardware revisions affect measurement results. We show how per-hop aggregation mistakes during data analysis can have impacts on measurement results.
Lessons Learned from using the RIPE Atlas Platform for Measurement Research
Vaibhav Bajpai, Steffie Jacob Eravuchira, Jürgen Schönwälder
ACM Computer Communication Review (CCR), July, 2015