Starting from Monday 12 December 2011, Neubot has started using Measurement Lab (M-Lab), which is
an open, distributed server platform for researchers to deploy Internet measurement
tools. In practice, this means that Neubot can now perform its measurements using
more than 60 servers distributed
around the globe.
The availability of servers in North America, Europe, Oceania and Japan is going to benefit a lot Neubot users and developers. Until now, Neubot has used a unique server hosted in Turin by the TopIX Consortium. As a
consequence, nonitalian Neubot users (and especially noneuropean users) were typically
too far away to get reliable and quality measurements. Now, instead, it is possible
to redirect nonitalian users to the geographically closest server, improving reliability and
quality. While Italian users will keep using the TopIX server.