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An Economic Side-Effect for Prefix Deaggregation

Lutu, Andra and Bagnulo, Marcelo and Stanojevic, Rade (2012) An Economic Side-Effect for Prefix Deaggregation. In: The 7th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems and Computation (NetEcon 2012), The 31st Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2012), 30 March 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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The injection of artificially fragmented prefixes through BGP is a widely used traffic engineering technique. In this paper we examine one particular economic side-effect of deaggregation, namely the impact on the transit traffic bill. We show that the use of more-specific prefixes has a traffic stabilization side-effect which translates into a decrease of the transit traffic bill. We propose an analytical model in order to quantify the impact of deaggregation on the transit costs. We validate our results by means of simulations and through the extensive analysis of real BGP routing information data.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: BGP, Economics, Modeling, Traffic Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Andra Lutu
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2012 09:27
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 09:41

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