A system for profiling the IXPs in a region and monitoring their growth: spotlight at the internet frontier

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dc.contributor.author Fanou, Édjrossè Rodérick Auxence
dc.contributor.author Sánchez Agüero, Víctor
dc.contributor.author Valera Pintor, Francisco
dc.contributor.author Mwangi, M.
dc.contributor.author Coffin, Jane
dc.coverage.spatial east=34.508523; north=-8.783195; name=África
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-10T09:16:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-10T09:16:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation International Journal Network Management, (2019), 29(2):e2056.
dc.identifier.issn 1055-7148
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/32858
dc.description.abstract This work aims at designing and implementing a system able to profile and help manage the set of Internet eXchange Points (IXPs) in an Internet region. As part of the Internet Society's strategy to help monitor and understand the evolution of IXPs in a particular region, a route-collector data analyzer tool was developed before being deployed and tested in AfriNIC. In fact, traffic localization efforts in the African peering ecosystem would be more sustained, and their efficacy assessed if they were supported by a platform, which evaluates and reports in real time about their impact on the Internet. We, thus, built the “African” Route-collectors Data Analyzer (ARDA), an open source web platform for analyzing publicly available routing information collected since 2005, by local route-collectors. ARDA evaluates predefined metrics that picture the status of the interconnection at local, national, and regional levels. It shows that a small proportion of AfriNIC ASes (roughly 17%) are peering in the region. Through them, 58% of all African networks are visible at one IXP or more. These have been static from April to September 2017, and even February 2018, underlining the need for increased efforts to improve local interconnectivity. We show how ARDA can help detect the impact of policies on the growth of local IXPs or continually provide the community with up-to-date empirical data on the evolution of the IXP substrate. Given its features, this tool will be a helpful compass for stakeholders in the quest for better traffic localization and new interconnection opportunities in the targeted region.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was partially funded by the Internet Society (ISOC). Support to this work was also provided by IMDEA Networks Institute, the National Science Foundation (NSF) CNS-1414177, and NSF OAC-1724853.We are grateful to Nishal Goburdhan and Dibya Khatiwada for their technical support as well as to The African IXP Association (Af-IX), Packet Clearing House (PCH), and Hisham Ibrahim for their cooperation.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher John Wiley and Sons
dc.rights © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
dc.subject.other IXPs
dc.subject.other Growth
dc.subject.other Monitoring
dc.subject.other African Internet
dc.subject.other Computer Networks
dc.subject.other Empirical data
dc.subject.other Interconnectivity
dc.title A system for profiling the IXPs in a region and monitoring their growth: spotlight at the internet frontier
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi http://doi.org/10.1002/nem.2056
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2(e2056)
dc.identifier.publicationtitle International Journal of Network Management
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 29(e2056)
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000023381
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