H.323 Beacon Tool Project

H.323 Beacon Tool

Troubleshoot problems before, during or after H.323 Videoconferences

H.323 Beacon is a tool that can be used to measure, monitor and qualify the performance of an H.323 Videoconference session. It can help an end-user/network engineer/conference-operator, as a debugging tool by providing H.323-protocol specific evidence and other information necessary to troubleshoot H.323 application performance problems in the network and at the host (end-to-end). It uses a distributed client/server architecture. The client actually refers to an end-node and the server can be visualized as a core-node. Testing between end-nodes can be achieved by using a number of core-nodes along a test path. This architecture facilitates the H.323 Beacon to perform end-to-end measurements related to H.323 Videoconferencing sessions.

Fig. 1 Typical deployment of H.323 Beacon in an advanced Network Measurement Infrastructure Fig. 2 Typical deployment of H.323 Beacon in a H.323 System with star topology to facilitate path analysis.

Fig. 1 Typical deployment of H.323 Beacon in an

advanced Network Measurement Infrastructure.

Fig. 2 Typical deployment of H.323 Beacon in a H.323

System with star topology to facilitate path analysis.

Project Lead and Developer:

Prasad Calyam

Other Developers:

Current: Weiping Mandrawa, Mukundan Sridharan

Previous: Veena Raghavan, Prashant Reddy

Contributors:

Leandro Lustosa, Paulo Rodrigues (E-Model code implementation)

Voice Over IP Laboratory, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Phani Kumar Arava (Linux Patch, Linux Distributions Installation Support)

Libraries:

The H.323 Beacon application has been built using OpenH323 and J323 Engine libraries.

Project Supported by:

  OSC Logo Internet2 The Ohio Board of Regents  

Project Hosted by:

SourceForge.net

Last updated: July 2004

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