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UDP PING: a dedicated tool for improving measurements of the Internet topology

Fabien Tarissan 1 Elie Rotenberg 1, 2 Matthieu Latapy 1 Christophe Crespelle 2
1 ComplexNetworks
LIP6 - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6
2 DANTE - Dynamic Networks : Temporal and Structural Capture Approach
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme, IXXI - Institut Rhône-Alpin des systèmes complexes
Abstract : The classical approach for Internet topology measurement consists in collecting as much data as possible and in constructing from it a view of the topology by merging the obtained data. Although this approach may seem reasonable, in most cases network measurements give partial views of the networks under concern, contain erroneous data, and may moreover be intrinsically biased. Here we present a new tool, namely UDP PING, that relies on a very different approach for the measurement of the Internet topology. We show the principles on which it relies and how to use it to deploy real worldwide measurements for obtaining a reliable estimation of the real degree distribution of routers in the core Internet.
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Fabien Tarissan, Elie Rotenberg, Matthieu Latapy, Christophe Crespelle. UDP PING: a dedicated tool for improving measurements of the Internet topology. MASCOTS'14 : IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Modeling Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecomunication Systems, Sep 2014, Paris, France. pp.506 - 509, ⟨10.1109/MASCOTS.2014.74⟩. ⟨hal-01208361v2⟩



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