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Reachability is thought of as the most basic service provided by today's Internet. Unfortunately, this does not imply that the community has a deep understanding of it. Researchers and operators rely on two views of reachability: control/routing- and data-plane measurements, but both types of measurements suffer from biases and limitations. In this paper,(More)
— Internet routing table size growth and BGP update churn are two prominent Internet scaling issues. There is widespread belief in a high and fast growing number of ASs that deaggregate prefixes, e.g., due to multi-homing and for the purpose of traffic engineering [1]. Moreover, researchers often blame specific classes of ASs for generating a(More)
This paper presents a methodology for identifying the autonomous system (or systems) responsible when a routing change is observed and propagated by BGP. The origin of such a routing instability is deduced by examining and correlating BGP updates for many prefixes gathered at many observation points. Although interpreting BGP updates can be perplexing, we(More)
An understanding of the topological structure of the Internet is needed for quite a number of networking tasks, e. g., making decisions about peering relationships, choice of upstream providers, inter-domain traffic engineering. One essential component of these tasks is the ability to predict routes in the Internet. However, the Internet is composed of a(More)
—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(More)
The tussle between reliability and functionality of the Internet is firmly biased on the side of reliability. New enabling technologies fail to achieve traction across the majority of ISPs. We believe that the greatest challenge is not in finding solutions and improvements to the Internet's many problems, but in how to actually deploy those solutions and(More)
Years after the initial development of the current routing protocols we still lack an understanding of the impact of various parameters on the routes chosen in today's Internet. Network operators are struggling to optimize their routing, but the effectiveness of those efforts is limited. In this article, we study sensitivity of routing stretch and diversity(More)
Study of the Internet's high-level structure has for some time intrigued scientists. The AS-graph (showing interconnections between Autonomous Systems) has been measured, studied, modelled and discussed in many papers over the last decade. However, the quality of the measurement data has always been in question. It is by now well known that most(More)