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Analyzing the Structure and Connectivity of Continent-Level Internet Topology

Xionglve Li1, Junhua Xi1, Zhiping Cai1,*, Tao Yang1, Chak Fong Cheang2

National University of Defense Technology, College of Computer, Changsha, 410073, China.
Macau University of Science and Technology, 999078, Macau.

* Corresponding Author: Zhiping Cai. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2019, 59(3), 955-964.


The research and analysis of Internet topology is hot in the field of network measurement, which have important applications in network security, traffic scheduling and many other fields. Most of the existing works are focused on the AS-level and router-level topology, but few works are about the IP-level topology. In fact, obtaining the topology of each continent and knowing how the topologies of the continents are connected to each other can help us understanding the Internet around the world more thoroughly. In this paper, we obtained data sets from RIPE, constructed and analyzed network topologies of all the continents. By analyzing the topological connections between continents, we found out that most of the junctions of inter-continent traces are located in a few countries.


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X. Li, J. Xi, Z. Cai, T. Yang and C. Fong Cheang, "Analyzing the structure and connectivity of continent-level internet topology," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 59, no.3, pp. 955–964, 2019.

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