Detecting Third-Party Addresses in Traceroute IP Paths

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Collaboration
Format: PDF
Traceroute is probably the most famous computer networks diagnostic tool, widely adopted for both performance troubleshooting and research. Unfortunately, traceroute is not free of inaccuracies. In this paper, the authors present their ongoing work to address the inaccuracy caused by third-party addresses. They discuss the impact of third-party addresses on traceroute applications and present a novel active probing technique able to identify such addresses in traceroute traces. Finally, they detail preliminary results suggesting how this phenomenon has been largely underestimated.
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