In this paper, we present the concept design, and implementation of a novel network measurement system for the future Internet. The new protocol offers end-point applications a mechanism for utilizing internal information to maximize transport. By a cross-layer approach, we can automatically to collect information along a path while upholding a disclosure policy for the information. The protocol has been implemented on commonly used operating systems and has been tested on both commercial and test-bed networks. A peer-to-peer file sharing application has been modified to support the protocol and experiments shows that download times were reduced and bandwidth was used more efficiently.