Neubot

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Neubot
Developer(s) Nexa Center for Internet and Society, Simone Basso
Stable release 0.4.16.9 / October 30, 2013; 9 months ago (2013-10-30)
Written in Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Internet bot
License GPL
Website neubot.org

Neubot (the network neutrality bot) is a free software [1] Internet bot, developed and maintained by the Nexa Center for Internet and Society, that gathers network performance data useful to investigate network neutrality .[2] Once installed on the user's computer, it runs in the background and periodically performs active transmission tests with servers hosted by the distributed Measurement Lab server platform (and, in future, with other instances of the software itself) .[3] These transmission tests measure end-to-end network performance emulating different protocols (currently HTTP and BitTorrent) as well as transmitting and receiving "raw" data over TCP .[4] Performance are measured at application level as well as at TCP level (using Web100 [5]). Measurements results are saved both locally (where a localhost-only web user interface allows users to browse them [6]) and on Measurement Lab servers. They are collected for research purposes [7] and automatically published on the web [8] [9] [10] under Creative Commons Zero allowing anyone to re-use them freely for the same purpose.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://github.com/neubot/neubot/blob/master/COPYING Neubot GPL license
  2. ^ http://www.neubot.org/faq#why-the-network-neutrality-bot FAQ 1.4: 'Why "the network neutrality bot"?'
  3. ^ http://www.neubot.org/faq#what-is-neubot FAQ 1.1: 'What is Neubot?'
  4. ^ http://www.neubot.org/faq#what-tests-are-implemented-by-the-latest-version FAQ 1.7: What tests are implemented by the latest version?
  5. ^ http://www.neubot.org/neubot-0.4.15.5 Neubot 0.4.15.5 announce mentioning the newly-added support for Web100
  6. ^ http://www.neubot.org/faq#web-user-interface FAQ 7: Web User Interface
  7. ^ https://github.com/neubot/neubot/blob/master/PRIVACY Neubot privacy policy
  8. ^ http://www.neubot.org/data Neubot data repository
  9. ^ http://www.measurementlab.net/data Measurement Lab data repository
  10. ^ http://data.neubot.org/mlab_mirror/README Introduction to collected data

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