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Type: Journal article
Title: 10 lessons from 10 years of measuring and modeling the internet's autonomous systems
Author: Roughan, M.
Willinger, W.
Maennel, O.
Perouli, D.
Bush, R.
Citation: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2011; 29(9):1810-1821
Publisher: IEEE-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0733-8716
1558-0008
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Matthew Roughan, Walter Willinger, Olaf Maennel, Debbie Perouli, and Randy Bush
Abstract: Formally, the Internet inter-domain routing system is a collection of networks, their policies, peering relationships and organizational affiliations, and the addresses they advertize. It also includes components like Internet exchange points. By its very definition, each and every aspect of this system is impacted by BGP, the de-facto standard inter-domain routing protocol. The element of this inter-domain routing system that has attracted the single-most attention within the research community has been the "inter-domain topology". Unfortunately, almost from the get go, the vast majority of studies of this topology, from definition, to measurement, to modeling and analysis, have ignored the central role of BGP in this problem. The legacy is a set of specious findings, unsubstantiated claims, and ill-conceived ideas about the Internet as a whole. By presenting a BGP-focused state-of-the-art treatment of the aspects that are critical for a rigorous study of this inter-domain topology, we demystify in this paper many "controversial" observations reported in the existing literature. At the same time, we illustrate the benefits and richness of new scientific approaches to measuring, modeling, and analyzing the inter-domain topology that are faithful to the BGP-specific nature of this problem domain.
Keywords: Internet topology
modeling, BGP
routing measurements
inference limitations.
Rights: ©2011 IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2011.111006
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