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Anycast in the SCION Internet Architecture

Eijkel, D.J. (2022) Anycast in the SCION Internet Architecture.

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Abstract:Anycast is a widely used technique to deploy globally replicated internet services. It allows operators to replicate their services over multiple geographical locations so that their end users will have a good quality of service, no matter where in the world they are located. SCION, a future internet architecture that is actively being designed and researched, does not yet support deploying such replicated services. To push development of SCION further, we developed several designs to integrate this into SCION. We also carried out a quantitative analysis through simulations to evaluate whether replicated services in a possible future internet based on SCION would be able to provide better quality of service to the end user than anycast is able to do in the current internet. We concluded that the simulations show SCION is able to provide a better quality of service. Due to the limited scope of the simulator however, we also concluded that we were not able to answer the question if the same holds for a real-life replicated service deployed in SCION. Furthermore, some key insights were also found in how network configuration and topology influences the quality of service of a replicated service.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
SIDN Labs, Arnhem, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Internet Science and Technology MSc (60032)
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