a free-software extensible path transparency measurement tool

performs path transparency measurements using real network stacks

Get started quickly

The PATHspider documentation contains all the information you need to get started quickly and run measurements using the standard plugins.

Read the installation instructions

Research Focussed

PATHspider is designed for research with an emphasis on reproducibility of results and is built on a peer-reviewed measurement methodology framework.

Read the PATHspider paper

Extensible with Plugins

Written in Python, PATHspider is designed to be extended with plugins for measuring path transparency for new protocols features.

Learn how to create plugins

Citing PATHspider

When presenting work that uses PATHspider, we would appreciated it if you could cite PATHspider as:

Learmonth, I.R., Trammell, B., Kuhlewind, M. and Fairhurst, G., 2016, July. PATHspider: A tool for active measurement of path transparency. In Proceedings of the 2016 Applied Networking Research Workshop (pp. 62-64). ACM.
  title = {{PATHspider: A tool for active measurement of path transparency}}, 
  author = {Learmonth, Iain R. and Trammell, Brian and K\"uhlewind, Mirja and Fairhurst, Gorry}, 
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2016 Applied Networking Research Workshop}, 
  year = {2016}, 
  month = {July}, 
  pages = {62--64}

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More Information

Original PATHspider Paper published at ANRW 2016
Referencing Publications
License: GPL version 2, or at your option, any later version

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688421. The opinions expressed and arguments employed reflect only the authors' view. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of that information.