Networking

A Comprehensive Long-Term Evaluation on BGP Performance

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Executive Summary

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the de facto interdomain routing protocol on the Internet which controls the packet forwarding behavior on the data plane. It has significant impact on the well-being of the global Internet. Over the past ten years, there has been a large body of studies conducted on evaluating and improving the BGP performance. These studies develop tools using BGP data for identifying the Internet topology, AS relationships, and AS-level paths. More importantly BGP is the main data source for evaluating the Inter-domain routing performance and discovering routing anomalies such as prefix hijacking attacks.

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