I’m working on a project to gather statistics on the Interledger livenet. This would be a service which both clients and connectors could use to measure statistics such as latency, speed, and exchange rates. I’m fairly new to the network and would love to have your feedback on a few questions.
How could I use the ping/echo protocols in the connector implementations?
How exactly does peering work in the network and how could I structure peering with connectors or other clients for my service?
Could this be used to discover the centrality of certain nodes and the existence of certain routes and their qualities, and thus determine who a new node might want to peer with?
Related to the above, what kinds of metrics could be used to determine the “quality” of a route?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!