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Invaluable measurement networks and their critical infrastructure : uptime discrepancy localization and network improvements

Vredeveld, G.W.R. (2020) Invaluable measurement networks and their critical infrastructure : uptime discrepancy localization and network improvements.

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Abstract:RIPE NCC is one of five Regional Internet Registries who provide essential resources to keep the core logistics of the Internet operational by assigning resources such as IPv4, IPv6 and Autonomous System Numbers (ASN). Another task RIPE NCC has taken to heart regards the global traffic, connectivity and reliability throughout the Internet. To do so properly, together with sponsors, associates and other interested parties, RIPE NCC has set up a project called Atlas which contains an enormous network of devices, called probes, to take diverse measurements to assess the state of the Internet. However, this network of probes is not perfect. Regularly probes are down which can negatively affect the consistency, connectivity and reliability of the measurement network. This might in turn lead to poorer results and statistics which will subsequently be used and studied in research. To summarize, it is important to ensure that the probes used for essential measurements concerning the state of the Internet are in fact reliably connected. This project aims to take a critical look at the uptimes of the probes in relation to several characteristics to identify, assess and possibly resolve irregularities due to bad probes throughout the RIPE Atlas network. As a result, the state of an essential measurement tool used by scholars, researchers, institutions and companies can be further improved. As there are indeed several characteristics where significant differences regarding the uptimes of probes have been discovered.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82096
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