sc_ally man page
sc_ally — scamper driver to run Ally on a list of candidate aliases.
|sc_ally|| [-?D] [-i |
The sc_ally utility provides the ability to connect to a running scamper(1) instance and have a set of IPv4 address-pairs tested for aliases using the Ally technique. For each address pair in the file, sc_ally establishes which probe methods (UDP, TCP-ack, ICMP-echo) solicit an incrementing IP-ID value, and then uses the Ally technique on pairs where a probe method is able to obtain an incrementing IP-ID for both addresses. The output is written to a warts file. The options are as follows:
prints a list of command line options and a synopsis of each.
causes sc_ally to detach and become a daemon.
specifies the name of the input file which consists of a sequence of IPv4 address-pairs, one pair per line.
specifies the name of the output file to be written. The output file will use the warts format.
specifies the port on the local host where scamper(1) is accepting control socket connections.
specifies the name of a unix domain socket where scamper(1) is accepting control socket connections.
specifies the fudge factor to use when (1) inferring if IPIDs are assigned from a counter, and (2) inferring if two addresses share the same counter.
specifies the inter-probe gap for both ping and Ally measurements, in milliseconds. The default is 1000ms (1 second); the minimum is 200ms, and the maximum is 2000ms.
specifies the number of times to try Ally when one of the addresses is unresponsive.
specifies the name of a file to log output from sc_ally generated at run time.
specifies the minimum length of time, in seconds, to wait between completing a measurement to a particular IP address and issuing the next.
Given a set of IPv4-address pairs in a file named infile.txt:
192.0.2.1 126.96.36.199 192.0.2.2 188.8.131.52 192.0.2.3 184.108.40.206
and a scamper(1) daemon listening on port 31337, then these address-pairs can be tested for aliases using
sc_ally -i infile.txt -o outfile.warts -p 31337
N. Spring, R. Mahajan, and D. Wetherall, Measuring ISP topologies with Rocketfuel, Proc. ACM SIGCOMM 2002. scamper(1), sc_wartsdump(1), sc_warts2text(1)
sc_ally is written by Matthew Luckie <email@example.com>.