Friday, January 30, 2009

Google Inc.'s MLab

Think that you have an application which is dependent on the Internet access and for some unknown reason(s) it is not working the way how it should be.
How could you say who the problem is with? Is it because the application is faulty or there is some connectivity issue at the broadband ISP's side or is it your PC causing the trouble or is it some other thing?

One of the ways to find a solutions to this is MLab. MLab is the collective creation of Google Inc., the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, the PlanetLab Consortium, and academic researchers.

MLab (Measurement Lab) is a free set of web tools to help anyone determine if their net connection is blocking or throttling BitTorrent or otherwise limits their bandwidth. For now, they have three servers: Network Diagnostic Tool, Glasnost and Network Path & Application Diagnosis and they are getting popular.

Check MLab for more!