The availability of correct ground truth information is critical to many experimental scientific activities. In particular, the accuracy in determining the application and protocol behind each flow in an Internet traffic trace is necessary to allow advances in Internet measurement research, such as the study of new traffic classification mechanisms.
gt is a software suite for associating accurate ground truth information
with Internet traffic traces. By probing the monitored host's kernel to obtain
information on open Internet sessions,
gt gathers guaranteed truth at the
gt has been designed and developed by the
in cooperation with Politecnico di Torino, with
further contributions from CAIDA.
Sep. 4th, 2009 Our first paper on
gt has been published:
F. Gringoli, L. Salgarelli, M. Dusi, N. Cascarano, F. Risso and K.C. Claffy,
picking up the truth from the ground for Internet traffic, ACM SIGCOMM
Computer Communication Review, Vol. 39, No. 5, pp. 13-18, Oct. 2009
gt is distributed under the classical BSD
license. Please see also the LICENSE file, included in the distribution.
Please note that this version of
gt is provided "AS IS" with no warranty
whatsoever (see the LICENSE file), is intended for purely experimental and
research purposes, and should be considered alpha-quality.
gt software suite is composed of two main elements:
gtclient daemon (version 0.0.1, tar.gz file, 132kB).
The picture below represents a common deployment scenario and usage approach