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Internet Mapping: from Art to Science
k. claffy, Y. Hyun, K. Keys, M. Fomenkov, and D. Krioukov, "Internet Mapping: from Art to Science", in IEEE DHS Cybersecurity Applications and Technologies Conference for Homeland Security (CATCH), Mar 2009, pp. 205--211.
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Internet Mapping: from Art to Science

kc claffy
Young Hyun
Ken Keys
Marina Fomenkov
Dmitri Krioukov

CAIDA, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego

We are designing, implementing, deploying, and operating a secure measurement platform capable of performing various types of Internet infrastructure measurements and assessments. We integrate state-of-the-art measurement and analysis capabilities to try to build a coherent view of Internet topology. In September 2007 we began to use this novel architecture to support ongoing global Internet topology measurement and mapping, and are now gathering the largest set of IP topology data for use by academic researchers. We are using the best available techniques for IP topology mapping, and are developing some new techniques, as well as supporting software for data analysis, topology generation, and interactive visualization of resulting large annotated graphs. This paper presents our current results, next steps, and future goals.

Keywords: active data analysis, measurement methodology, topology
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