Castro, Ignacio and Cardona, Juan Camilo and Gorinsky, Sergey and Francois, Pierre
Remote Peering: More Peering without Internet Flattening.
In: The 10th ACM International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (ACM CoNEXT 2014), 2-5 December 2014, Sydney, Australia.
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The trend toward more peering between networks is com-
monly conflated with the trend of Internet flattening, i.e.,
reduction in the number of intermediary organizations on
Internet paths. Indeed, direct peering interconnections by-
pass layer-3 transit providers and make the Internet flat-
ter. This paper studies an emerging phenomenon that sepa-
rates the two trends: we present the first systematic study of remote peering, an interconnection where remote networks
peer via a layer-2 provider. ur measurements reveal sig-
nificant presence of remote peering at IXPs (Internet eX-
change Points) worldwide. Based on ground truth traffic,
we also show that remote peering has a substantial potential
to offload transit traffic. Generalizing the empirical results,we analytically derive conditions for economic viability of remote peering versus transit and direct peering. Because remote-peering services are provided on layer 2, our results challenge the traditional reliance on layer-3 topologies in modeling the Internet economic structure. We also discuss broader implications of remote peering for reliability, security, accountability, and other aspects of Internet research.
Conference or Workshop Papers
||Internet; interconnection economics; evolution; transit; peering; remote peering.
Rebeca De Miguel
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