Section: New Software and Platforms

Fathom v2.0

Contributors: Anna-Kaisa Pietilainen, Stephane Archer

Available at: https://muse.inria.fr/fathom

Fathom  [9] is a Firefox browser extension that explores the browser as a platform for network measurement and troubleshooting. It provides a wide range of networking primitives directly to in-page JavaScript including raw TCP/UDP sockets, higher-level protocol APIs such as DNS, HTTP, and UPnP, and ready-made functionality such as pings and traceroutes. Fathom v2.0 is a complete rewrite of the original Fathom using the new add-on SDK from Mozilla. In addition to javascript APIs, we have improved and added new built-in network measurement tools to Fathom such as `Debug my Connection', `Homenet Discovery' and `Baseline Monitoring' that allow users to troubleshoot home network problems and share with us data for further research on home networks usage and diagnosis.