M-Lab Platform Status

M-Lab places server infrastructure for conductingt tests in diverse location around the world. Typically we seek hosting in well connected data centers where ISPs interconnect with one another. Each M-Lab “pod” consists of 3-4 servers and one switch, connected directly to an upstream provider. In large metro areas, we attempt to place multiple pods to obtain diversity in transit and routes.

Infrastructure Map

Server Status

M-Lab Naming Service

M-Lab Naming Service (mlab-ns) is a distributed service based on Google AppEngine that ‘routes’ test requests from M-Lab measurement tools’ clients to the best M-Lab servers. “Best” is defined by different, client-defined policies. Selecting the proper server for a given measurement is critical to ensure that measurement tests collect robust and meaningful data.

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