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[perfsonar-announce] Announcing pShooter (Beta)

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  • From: Mark Feit <>
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  • Subject: [perfsonar-announce] Announcing pShooter (Beta)
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 21:29:34 +0000

At TechEx 2018, Internet2 demonstrated pShooter, a prototype program designed to automate the repetitive process of running tests to troubleshoot a network path.  (A repeat of the demo, which includes background material, can be found on the perfSONAR YouTube channel at


Since then, the prototype has been given a REST API, turned into code suitable for deployment and adopted by the perfSONAR project for eventual inclusion in a future release.  We’re pleased to announce that the a beta version of pShooter is now available for experimentation.


RPMs for CentOS 7 systems and installation instructions can be found in the GitHub branch holding the beta code at


Full functioning of pShooter depends on wide participation in the perfSONAR location scheme described in a short paper released at the time of the initial demo (see  In the interim, the tasking data sent to pShooter has provisions for naming nearby perfSONAR nodes in lieu of placing the data in DNS, which can be used while experimenting.  Once pShooter is released, we plan to encourage network operators to start providing DNS records for their own networks.


If you find bugs, please feel free to write issues against it on GitHub or drop me a line.  Questions are welcome as well, either directed to me personally or via the perfsonar-users mailing list.


  • [perfsonar-announce] Announcing pShooter (Beta), Mark Feit, 01/10/2020

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