A history of an internet exchange point

Juan Camilo Cardona Restrepo, Rade Stanojevic

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In spite of the tremendous amount of measurement efforts on understanding the Internet as a global system, little is known about the 'local' Internet (among ISPs inside a region or a country) due to limitations of the existing measurement tools and scarce data. In this paper, empirical in nature, we characterize the evolution of one such ecosystem of lo- cal ISPs by studying the interactions between ISPs happen- ing at the Slovak Internet eXchange (SIX). By crawling the web archive waybackmachine.org we collect 158 snapshots (spanning 14 years) of the SIX website, with the relevant data that allows us to study the dynamics of the Slovak ISPs in terms of: the local ISP peering, the traffic distri- bution, the port capacity/utilization and the local AS-level traffic matrix. Examining our data revealed a number of invariant and dynamic properties of the studied ecosystem that we report in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Communication Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Internet eXchange
  • Internet traffic
  • Peering
  • Traffic matrix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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