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2020.10.7 / Publications

Cloud provider connectivity in the flat Internet

The Tier-1 ISPs have been considered the Internet’s backbone since the dawn of the modern Internet 30 years ago, as they guarantee global reachability. However, their influence and importance are waning as Internet flattening decreases the demand for transit services and increases the importance of private interconnections.

2020.10.7 / Publications

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Repurposing existing measurements to identify stale traceroutes

Many systems rely on traceroutes to monitor or characterize the Internet. The quality of the systems’ inferences depends on the completeness and freshness of the traceroutes, but the refreshing of traceroutes is constrained by limited resources at vantage points.