IXP traffic: A macroscopic view

Juan Camilo Cardona Restrepo, Rade Stanojevic

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Abstract

Today's public Internet eXchange Points (IXP) are a crucial element in the Internet ecosystem, carrying around 20 - 24Tbps, i.e. 15-20% of Internet's inter-domain traffic and supporting a large percentage of links among autonomous systems. In spite of their importance, community still lacks empirical data on the nature of the traffic exchanged through IXPs. In this paper, we analyze the traffic data from two medium-size IXPs and draw several important conclusions. We quantify the relationship between the different types (access/content/ transit) of ISPs present in the two studied IXPs, both in terms of traffic volumes and peering intensity. We also demonstrate that the peering (AS-level) topology within the IXP is impacted by the pricing model of the IXP. Finally, we shed light on the temporal characteristics of the traffic exchanged at IXPs and list a number of research problems that can benefit from the data studied here. We strongly believe that, in contrast with confidential datasets typically used in studying the Internet traffic characteristics, the IXP data provide rich and publicly available resources crucial for understanding various aspects of the Internet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Latin American Networking Conference, LANC 2012
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Latin American Networking Conference, LANC 2012 - Medellin, Colombia
Duration: 4 Oct 20125 Oct 2012

Other

Other7th Latin American Networking Conference, LANC 2012
CountryColombia
CityMedellin
Period4/10/125/10/12

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Keywords

  • Internet exchange
  • Internet traffic
  • Peering
  • Traffic matrix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Restrepo, J. C. C., & Stanojevic, R. (2012). IXP traffic: A macroscopic view. In Proceedings of the 7th Latin American Networking Conference, LANC 2012 (pp. 1-8) https://doi.org/10.1145/2382016.2382018

IXP traffic : A macroscopic view. / Restrepo, Juan Camilo Cardona; Stanojevic, Rade.

Proceedings of the 7th Latin American Networking Conference, LANC 2012. 2012. p. 1-8.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Restrepo, JCC & Stanojevic, R 2012, IXP traffic: A macroscopic view. in Proceedings of the 7th Latin American Networking Conference, LANC 2012. pp. 1-8, 7th Latin American Networking Conference, LANC 2012, Medellin, Colombia, 4/10/12. https://doi.org/10.1145/2382016.2382018
Restrepo JCC, Stanojevic R. IXP traffic: A macroscopic view. In Proceedings of the 7th Latin American Networking Conference, LANC 2012. 2012. p. 1-8 https://doi.org/10.1145/2382016.2382018
Restrepo, Juan Camilo Cardona ; Stanojevic, Rade. / IXP traffic : A macroscopic view. Proceedings of the 7th Latin American Networking Conference, LANC 2012. 2012. pp. 1-8
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