New Traceroute Table and Schema Now Available
To make our traceroute data in BigQuery more useful, researchers have sought an easy way to reconstruct the path of hops for the same test. This task was particularly hard because the schema, which was designed many years ago, put the hops of the same test in different rows. To address this need from many of our partners and researchers, M-Lab is delighted to announce that the traceroute BigQuery table in the aggregate dataset is now available to the public. The new traceroute schema has one test per row, and all hops for a single test are inside the same row.
M-Lab 2.0 Platform: Global Pilot Entry
For a while, we’ve been developing M-Lab 2.0 [1, 2]. This month, we are launching a global pilot for the new software stack. The changes include: Stock Linux 4.19 LTS kernels with modern TCP and Cubic congestion control Standard instrumentation for all experiments using tcp-info Virtualization and container management using Kubernetes and Docker Reimplementation of the NDT server
Update to M-Lab Policies
Earlier this month, M-Lab published updates to our policies after completing a comprehensive review to ensure our compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in preparation for the M-Lab 2.0 platform modernization update that will be rolled out this fall. This post outlines the changes and additions to our policies for the general public, for experiment developers hosting tests on the M-Lab platform, and for partners who provide hosting for M-Lab servers.