—Spotify is a popular music-streaming service which has seen widespread use across Europe. While Spotify's server-side behaviour has previously been studied, little is known about the client-side behaviour. In this paper, we describe an experimental study where we collect packet headers for Spotify traffic over multiple 24-hour time frames at a client host.… (More)
A close look at RTT measurements with TCP
—Thorup-Zwick (TZ) compact routing guarantees sublinear state growth with the size of the network by routing via landmarks and incurring some path stretch. It uses a pseudo-random landmark selection designed for static graphs, and unsuitable for Internet routing. We propose a landmark selection algorithm for the Internet AS graph that uses k-shells… (More)
—Compact routing algorithms have been presented as candidates for scalable routing in the future Internet, achieving near-shortest path routing with considerably less forwarding state than the Border Gateway Protocol. Prior analyses have shown strong performance on power-law random graphs, but to better understand the applicability of compact routing… (More)
IPv6 activity is commonly reported as a fraction of network traffic per day. Within this traffic, however, are daily and weekly characteristics, driven by non-uniform IPv6 deployment across ISPs and regions. This paper discusses some of the more apparent patterns we observe today.
The Internet relies on its inter-domain routing system to allow data transfer between any two endpoints regardless of where they are located. This routing system currently uses a shortest path routing algorithm (modified by local policy constraints) called the Border Gateway Protocol. The massive growth of the Internet has led to large routing tables that… (More)
Inter-domain forwarding state is growing at a super-linear rate, rendering older routers obsolete and increasing the cost of replacement. A reduction of state will alleviate this problem. In this paper, we outline a new reduced-state inter-domain forwarding mechanism. We carefully drop portions of the advertised forwarding state using a utility measure for… (More)
— This paper presents Orta, a new peer-to-peer network overlay protocol intended for use with interactive real-time conferencing applications. The implementation is presented as a reusable software library, that is not tied to any existing application. One application, the UCL Robust-Audio Tool, is modified to use this library rather than IP multicast as a… (More)