On the eyeshots of BGP vantage points

Kai Chen*, Chengchen Hu, Wenwen Zhang, Yan Chen, Bin Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

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7 Scopus citations


The publicly available BGP vantage points (VPs) have been heavily used by the research community to build the Internet autonomous system (AS) level topology, which is a key input to many applications, such as routing protocol design, performance evaluation and network security issues. However, a detailed study on the eyeshots1 of these VPs has received little attention before. In this paper, we inspect these VPs carefully. Specifically, we do a measurement work to evaluate the effect of various factors on the eyeshot of each individual VP as well as the relationship between the eyeshots of different VPs. Based on the measurements, we disclose several counterintuitive observations and explain the possible reasons behind, which will help people to better understand the eyeshots of VPs and make better use of them in practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2009Dec 4 2009

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI


  • BGP routing table
  • Internet topology
  • Measurement
  • Vantage point

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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