PEERING: An AS for Us

Brandon Schlinker, Kyriakos Zarifis, Italo Cunha, Nick Feamster, Ethan Katz-Bassett

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Abstract

Internet routing suffers frompersistent and transient failures, circuitous routes, oscillations, and prefix hijacks. A major impediment to progress is the lack of ways to conduct impactful interdomain research. Most research is based either on passive observation of existing routes, keeping researchers from assessing how the Internet will respond to route or policy changes; or simulations, which are restricted by limitations in our understanding of topology and policy. We propose a new class of interdomain research: researchers can instantiate an AS of their choice, including its intradomain topology and interdomain interconnectivity, and connect it with the "live" Internet to exchange routes and traffic with real interdomain neighbors. Instead of being observers of the Internet ecosystem, researchers become members. Towards this end, we present the PEERING testbed. In its nascent stage, the testbed has proven extremely useful, resulting in a series of studies that were nearly impossible for researchers to conduct in the past. In this paper, we present a vision of what the testbed can provide. We sketch how to extend the testbed to enable future innovation, taking advantage of the rise of IXPs to expand our testbed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450332569
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 2014
Event13th ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2014 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2014Oct 28 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2014

Other

Other13th ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period10/27/1410/28/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Schlinker, B., Zarifis, K., Cunha, I., Feamster, N., & Katz-Bassett, E. (2014). PEERING: An AS for Us. In Proceedings of the 13th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2014 [2673887] (Proceedings of the 13th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2014). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2670518.2673887