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ARO FAQs

Why does the AT&T ARO Data Analyzer appear to hang while opening the file from the long trace session that I captured with data from my favorite application?

Application traces that contain large network bursts, like those that can occur when capturing a long session with complex mapping applications or rich social media applications, may take an extremely long time to load in the ARO Data Analyzer. This issue is caused by the complex algorithms that are used to calculate the analysis of the burst data, and is not an issue with available memory. In these cases, the ARO Data Analyzer may appear to hang, but will eventually load the trace analysis.

Updated: 02/28/2017 18:41:26
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

Why does AT&T care about optimizing applications (and why should I care)?

Our customers expect a fast network and blazing-fast speeds. By helping applications reduce their impact on the network, we can continue to provide that level of service.

Optimizing your app is a bit like getting in the carpool lane during rush-hour: You get to where you're going that much faster, and everyone else experiences a little less gridlock.

Updated: 02/28/2017 00:12:46
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

Can I contribute to the AT&T ARO Project?

Yes, we would love that! Please fork and contribute to our open source AT&T ARO repository on Github. We want to see what you can do!

Updated: 02/28/2017 00:05:12
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

When I open a trace file in the AT&T ARO Data Analyzer that I captured using Wireshark 1.7, it does not display network traffic data. What's wrong?

The AT&T ARO Data Analyzer does not currently support pcap.ng (PCAP Next Generation) files, and cannot display network traffic data from files in this format. The most recent versions of Wireshark (1.7 and 1.8), contain a new version of the Dumpcap tool that captures packet data in the pcap.ng format by default, instead of the pcap format, as previous versions did. To use Wireshark 1.7 or 1.8 to capture data in the pcap file format so that it is compatible with the AT&T ARO Data Analyzer, you must specify the flag '-P'.

Updated: 02/28/2017 00:07:32
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

How will my application binary be protected when it is submitted to Lookout Security for screening?

Lookout's Platform API extracts key data points from an application that can be used for correlation and analysis to identify application content, capabilities, and behaviors. You own your application and are not granting any rights to your code except for application screening services and security as described in the Application Screener Terms and Conditions.

Updated: 02/09/2017 19:17:46
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

Does the AT&T ARO Data Analyzer provide a way to identify potential security threats in my application code?

Application traces that contain large network bursts, like those that can occur when capturing a long session with complex mapping applications or rich social media applications, may take an extremely long time to load in the ARO Data Analyzer. This issue is caused by the complex algorithms that are used to calculate the analysis of the burst data, and is not an issue with available memory. In these cases, the ARO Data Analyzer may appear to hang, but will eventually load the trace analysis.

Yes. AT&T ARO has an integrated security scan capability provided by Lookout Security which offers you the ability to scan your Android app for potential security threats. This can be done through an option on the Tools menu in the AT&T ARO Data Analyzer that allows you to submit an app (only Android apps are supported at this time), view the results of the security scan, and review the history of your previous app submissions.

When you upload an app using this feature, the Lookout API collects a valid email address. In the event that malware is detected in the scan, you may be notified directly (via the address provided) to resolve the issues. If the Lookout security feature detects malware issues in your app, or if you need additional information and support for the Lookout security feature, please contact ARO@lookout.com.

Updated: 02/28/2017 00:02:22
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

Can I use the AT&T ARO Data Analyzer to analyze a Packet Capture (Pcap) file?

In addition to the Trace files captured by the AT&T ARO Data Collector, the AT&T ARO Data Analyzer also allows you to analyze Pcap files that have been captured using a program like Wireshark or Windows Network Monitor. When you open the "File" menu of the Data Analyzer, you will see options for "Open Trace" and "Open Pcap File". For more information on opening a trace file in the AT&T ARO Data Analyzer for analysis, please refer to the AT&T User Guide.

Updated: 02/28/2017 00:09:43
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

What operating systems support the AT&T ARO Data Analyzer?

The AT&T ARO Data Analyzer is supported on Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Seven, Windows 8 (x86), and on Mac OS X 10.6 and above, including MAC OS X 10.10.

Updated: 02/28/2017 00:11:29
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

Can you provide more information about rebranding Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) to Video Optimizer?

What: ARO is being rebranded to Video Optimizer. ARO 6.0 will be the last version with the ARO branding.

How: Video Optimizer will support ARO features and continue to improve all-around application optimization, but with a strong focus on Video.

Why: Statistics show that mobile video consumption is growing rapidly, currently accounting for 50% of time users spend watching online video, and is expected to reach 60% in 2017 and continue to grow. So helping optimize video streaming on mobile devices is increasingly critical. Rebranding to Video Optimizer highlights our focus on video.

When: Video Optimizer 1.0 was released in Jan 2017 and has the same features as ARO 6.0. The software upgrade of both Video Optimizer 1.0 and ARO 6.0 will be to Video Optimizer 1.1. Going forward this analytics tool will be branded as Video Optimizer.

Learn more about Video Optimizer.

Updated: 02/28/2017 00:08:11
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

I upgraded my operating system to OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 from a previous version, and I'm unable to install AT&T ARO. How can I fix this?

Uninstall your current version of Java and install the latest Oracle supported version of Java, before installing AT&T ARO. This issue does not occur with a clean install of OS X 10.8, it only occurs when the OS has been upgraded to OS X 10.8 from a previous version.

Updated: 02/28/2017 00:09:01
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

Can I use AT&T ARO to test my iOS app?

Yes, you can test an iOS app using AT&T ARO. For more details, see Testing IOS Devices.

Updated: 02/28/2017 00:10:25
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00

How do I get the ARO Analyzer working on Linux?

Apply this patch:

 
> diff --git a/ARODataAnalyzer/bin/aro b/ARODataAnalyzer/bin/aro
> old mode 100644
> new mode 100755
> diff --git a/ARODataAnalyzer/c/Makefile b/ARODataAnalyzer/c/Makefile
> index baae45e..c470f2d 100644
> --- a/ARODataAnalyzer/c/Makefile
> +++ b/ARODataAnalyzer/c/Makefile
> @@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ PCAP_INCLUDE = /usr/include
> #PCAP_INCLUDE = /usr/include/pcap
>
> #CC = cl
> -CC = gcc
> +CC = gcc -fPIC
>
> all: libjpcap.so
>

then

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-oracle #or whatever their java is cd c; make sudo cp libjpcap.so $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/amd64/. #replace amd64 with their arch sudo chmod 644 $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/amd64/libjpcap.so cd ../bin chmod 755 aro ./aro

Updated: 02/28/2017 00:06:09
Created: 02/09/2017 00:00:00