A first look into transnational routing detours

Anne Edmundson, Roya Ensafi, Nicholas G. Feamster, Jennifer L. Rexford

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Abstract

An increasing number of countries are passing laws that facilitate the mass surveillance of their citizens. In response, governments and citizens are increasingly paying attention to the countries that their Internet traffic traverses. In some cases, countries are taking extreme steps, such as building new IXPs and encouraging local interconnection to keep local traffic local. We find that although many of these efforts are extensive, they are often futile, due to the inherent lack of hosting and route diversity for many popular sites. We investigate how the use of overlay network relays and the DNS open resolver infrastructure can prevent traffic from traversing certain jurisdictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCOMM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages567-568
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341936
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 22 2016
Event2016 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication, SIGCOMM 2016 - Florianopolis, Brazil
Duration: Aug 22 2016Aug 26 2016

Publication series

NameSIGCOMM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication

Other

Other2016 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication, SIGCOMM 2016
CountryBrazil
CityFlorianopolis
Period8/22/168/26/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

Keywords

  • Routing
  • Surveillance

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    Edmundson, A., Ensafi, R., Feamster, N. G., & Rexford, J. L. (2016). A first look into transnational routing detours. In SIGCOMM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication (pp. 567-568). [2959081] (SIGCOMM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2934872.2959081