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Bibliography Details

T.~G. Griffin, "What is the Sound of One Route Flapping?" July 2002.

What is the Sound of One Route Flapping?
Authors: T. G. Griffin
Published: Dartmouth Summer Workshop, 2002
Entry Date: 2003-01-16
  • Presents a formal model of BGP update propagation, which provides a basis for defining the set of all possible outputs that can be observed at one router when a given sequence of routing signals is input at another router. This is then combined with a stochastic model, based on Finite Markov Chains, for reasoning about the likelihood of a given observation.
  • Demonstrates that the signal input/output relation can be extremely counterintuitive, even for small networks, which helps to understand why the interpretation of passively collected BGP updates is difficult.