To press forward its mission of promoting the engineering and maintenance of a robust, scalable Internet, CAIDA focuses its resources on various projects and areas of strategic interest. These pages document the plans and status for these projects. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions or comments about specific projects.
Projects and Infrastructure
Macroscopic Topology Project
Active measurement of connectivity and latency data for a wide cross-section of the commodity Internet.
The Cybersecurity project proposes to develop and implement new measurement and data collection technologies to understand and protect essential U.S. informational infrastructure.
The Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats provides vetted researchers with current network operational data.
Archipelago Measurement Infrastructure (Ark)
Archipelago (Ark for short) is CAIDA's next-generation active measurement infrastructure and represents an evolution of the skitter infrastructure.
Monitoring of traffic through network telescopes, or portions of routed IP address space on which little or no legitimate traffic exists.
The Internet Measurement Data Catalog, a database to systematize distributed repositories and archives of Internet data and tools.
Named Data Networking (NDN)
Named Data Networking is a proposed Internet architecture that replaces IP with a network layer that routes directly on content names.
A measurement-driven exploration of the evolution of IPv6.
Internet Identifier Consumption (IIC) Wiki
The CAIDA IIC Wiki is a publicly viewable resource on IPv4 address space exhaustion.
Past Projects and Infrastructure
SD-NAP: San Diego Network Access Point
Correlating Heterogeneous Measurement Data to Achieve System-Level Analysis of Internet Traffic Trends
National Science Foundation (NSF)
DNS Analysis: Analysis of the DNS root and gTLD nameserver system
- ITL - Internet Teaching Laboratories
IPNmoo: Inter-Provider Network MOO
- IEC - Internet Engineering Curriculum Repository
Internet Atlas Project
A Day in the Life of the Internet
Cooperative Measurement and Modeling of Open Networked Systems, a proposed collaboration to simultaneously solve three acute and growing problems facing the Internet.
Geolocation Tools Comparison