What is Fathom?
The Fathom project explores the browser as a
platform for network measurement and
troubleshooting. It provides a wide range of
networking primitives directly to in-page
access, higher-level protocol APIs such as
DNS, HTTP, and UPnP, and ready-made
functionality such as pings and traceroutes.
Curious? Read more,
check out example applications,
browse the documentation,
and get involved!
We regularly use Fathom in Firefox browsers on
Linux, OSX, and Android. We currently don't
fully support the Windows platform, mainly due
to lack of development cycles.
Who's behind Fathom?
We are researchers with a strong history in
network monitoring and browser architecture. Our team:
Mark Allman, and
13/04/18: Fathom is a Google Summer of
Code project! If you're a great
working with us on advancing Fathom, check
GSoC ideas page
and get in touch via email
or IRC (channel: #m-lab)!
12/05/15: API & site revamp, documentation is live
12/02/03: Feature update & bugfix release
11/23/11: Compatibility release for Firefox 8
10/09/11: Initial public Beta release