Networking

Efficient Network Tomography for Internet Topology Discovery

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Executive Summary

Accurate and timely identification of the router-level topology of the Internet is one of the major unresolved problems in Internet research. Topology recovery via tomographic inference is potentially an attractive complement to standard methods that use TTL-limited probes. Unfortunately, limitations of prior tomographic techniques make timely resolution of large-scale topologies impossible due to the requirement of an infeasible number of measurements. In this paper, the authors describe new techniques that aim toward efficient tomographic inference for accurate router-level topology measurement.

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