Measuring youtube from dual-stacked hosts

Saba Ahsan, Vaibhav Bajpai, Jörg Ott, Jürgen Schönwälder

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There is rapid growth in the number of IPv6 users and IPv6 compliant services on the Internet. However, few measurement studies exist about the quality of user experience on IPv6 in comparison to IPv4 for dual-stacked hosts. We present results from a measurement trial consisting of 21 active measurement probes deployed across Europe and Japan connected behind dual-stacked networks, representing 19 different Autonomous System (AS)s. The trial ran for 20 days in September, 2014 and conducted two types of measurements: (a) YouTube performance tests and (b) Speed tests to nearest dual-stacked Measurement Lab (M-Lab) server, both over IPv4 and IPv6. Our results show that a disparity exists in the achievable throughput as indicated by speed tests. We also witness disparity in content delivery servers used for YouTube media for some networks, resulting in degradation of experience over a specific address family.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPassive and Active Measurement - 16th International Conference, PAM 2015, Proceedings
EditorsYong Liu, Jelena Mirkovic
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319155081
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2015 - New York, United States
Duration: 19 Mar 201520 Mar 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


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