A Hop away from everywhere: A view of the intercontinental long-haul infrastructure

Esteban Carisimo, Caleb J. Wang, Mia Weaver, Fabián Bustamante, Paul Barford

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Abstract

We present a longitudinal study of intercontinental long-haul links (LHL) - links with latencies significantly higher than that of all other links in a traceroute path. Our study is motivated by the recognition of these LHLs as a network-layer manifestation of transoceanic undersea cables. We present a methodology and associated processing system for identifying long-haul links in traceroute measurements, and report on our findings from. We apply this system to a large corpus of traceroute data and report on multiple aspects of long haul connectivity including country-level prevalence, routers as international gateways, preferred long-haul destinations, and the evolution of these characteristics over a 7 year period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE 2024 - Abstracts of the 2024 ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP PERFORMANCE Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages103-104
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9798400706240
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2024
Event2024 ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP Performance Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE 2024 - Venice, Italy
Duration: Jun 10 2024Jun 14 2024

Publication series

NameSIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE 2024 - Abstracts of the 2024 ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP PERFORMANCE Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems

Conference

Conference2024 ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP Performance Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE 2024
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVenice
Period6/10/246/14/24

Keywords

  • Long-Haul Links (LHL)
  • submarine cables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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