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Classifying the Network Capacity of the Dutch IPv4 Address Space

Beune, P.F. (2021) Classifying the Network Capacity of the Dutch IPv4 Address Space.

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Abstract:Hosts connected to the Internet have a wide diversity of network capacities/bandwidths. As these capacity variations introduce a large impact on Quality of Service, they influence the way people make use of the Internet. While usage-based measurements have been conducted to classify IP-addresses, bandwidth-based classifications are missing. This paper explores the bandwidth performance of the Dutch IPv4 address space by creating a mapping of the capacity distribution. To achieve this goal we have leveraged the speed test measurements of Measurement Lab, which is a platform where users can test their bandwidth performance. Considering the Coefficient of Variation, we have determined that the measurement data of Measurement Lab is sufficiently accurate to determine the bandwidth of a host. Furthermore, although we find that there is no general correlation between bandwidth and geographical location, there is a five-fold difference in network capacity among some Autonomous Systems.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
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