The Scamper tool was developed by Matthew Luckie of the WAND group at the University of Waikato (New Zealand) to facilitate large-scale measurements over the Internet. It performs various types of measurement, including traceroutes with UDP, ICMP, or TCP probes, to large numbers of destination addresses. The load generated by Scamper can be limited to a given number of packets. Recent versions also include code to perform "ping" measurements, Path MTU discovery, as well as the Paris Traceroute mechanism.
Scamper's source code is distributed as Free Software, under the GNU General Public License. It has been reported to work on Linux, various *BSD variants including MacOS X, and Solaris.
- Scamper Web site, http://www.wand.net.nz/scamper/
Publications of research using Scamper
- Luckie, M., Cho, K., and Owens, B., Inferring and Debugging Path MTU Discovery Failures, Proceedings of Internet Measurement Conference 2005 (PDF)
- Cho, K., Luckie, M., and Huffaker, B., Identifying IPv6 Network Problems in the Dual-Stack World, Proc. SIGCOMM Network Troubleshooting Workshop, 2004 (PDF)
– Main.SimonLeinen - 03 May 2007