Find Out: How Do Your Data Packets Travel?

Thomas Dreibholz, Somnath Mazumdar

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Abstract

In today’s communication-centric world, users generate and exchange a massive amount of data. The Internet helps user data to travel from one part of the world to another, via a complex set of network systems. These systems are intelligent, heterogeneous, and non-transparent to users. This paper presents an extensive, trace-driven study of user data traffic covering five years of observations, six large ISPs, 22 different autonomous systems, and a total of 12 countries. This work aims to make users aware of how their data travels in the Internet, as the interests of ISPs majorly influence the data traffic path. Although data traffic should prefer to travel through countries that share land borders, we found that the shortest land distance between the two countries does not impact data path selection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference of Network and Service Management. CNSM 2022 : Intelligent Management of Disruptive Network Technologies and Services
EditorsMarinos Charalambides, Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Walter Cerroni, Salil Kanhere, Lefteris Mamatas
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationLaxenburg
PublisherIEEE
Publication dateOct 2022
Pages359-363
ISBN (Print)9783903176515
ISBN (Electronic)9783903176515
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022
Event18th International Conference on Network and Service Management: Intelligent Management of Disruptive Network Technologies and Services - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 31 Oct 20224 Nov 2022
Conference number: 18
http://www.cnsm-conf.org/2022/

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Network and Service Management
Number18
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period31/10/202204/11/2022
Internet address
SeriesInternational Conference on Network and Service Management
ISSN2165-963X

Keywords

  • Autonomous systems
  • Internet
  • Network systems

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