A Comparative Look into Public IXP Datasets

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A Comparative Look into Public IXP Datasets
Internet eXchange Points (IXPs) are core components of the Internet infrastructure where Internet Service Providers (ISPs) meet and exchange traffic. During the last few years, the number and size of IXPs have increased rapidly, driving the flattening and shortening of Internet paths. However, understanding the present status of the IXP ecosystem and its potential role in shaping the future Internet requires rigorous data about IXPs, their presence, status, participants, etc. In this work, we do the first cross-comparison of three well-known publicly available IXP databases, namely of PeeringDB, Euro-IX, and PCH. A key challenge we address is linking IXP identifiers across databases maintained by different organizations. We find different AS-centric versus IXP-centric views provided by the databases as a result of their data collection approaches. In addition, we highlight differences and similarities w.r.t. IXP participants, geographical coverage, and co-location facilities. As ...
Rowan Klöti, Bernhard Ager, Vasileios Kotroni
Added 31 Mar 2016
Updated 31 Mar 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where CCR
Authors Rowan Klöti, Bernhard Ager, Vasileios Kotronis, George Nomikos, Xenofontas Dimitropoulos
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