On the network geography of the Internet

Péter Mátray, Péter Hága, Sándor Laki, István Csabai, Gábor Vattay

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The geographic layout of the physical Internet inherently determines important network properties and traffic characteristics. To give insight into the geography of the Internet, we examine the spatial properties of the topology and routing. To represent the network we conducted a geographically dispersed traceroute campaign, and embedded the extracted topology into the geographic space by applying a novel IP geolocalization service, called Spotter. In this paper we present the frequency analysis of link lengths, quantify path circuitousness and explore the symmetry of end-to-end Internet routes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2 2011
EventIEEE INFOCOM 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Apr 10 2011Apr 15 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X



ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mátray, P., Hága, P., Laki, S., Csabai, I., & Vattay, G. (2011). On the network geography of the Internet. In 2011 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM (pp. 126-130). [5934909] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2011.5934909