Longitudinal study of large-scale traceroute results
Rohrer, Justin P.
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Traceroute is a popular active probing technique used by researchers, operators, and adversaries to map the structure and connectivity of IP networks. However, traceroute is susceptible to making inaccurate inferences. We perform a large-scale longitudinal investigation of traceroute artifacts to find anomalies that may be indicative of network errors, misconfiguration, or active deception efforts. Using the IPv4 Routed /24 Topology Dataset from the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), we provide a taxonomy of traceroute results, including anomalous and unexpected artifacts. We analyze the distribution of the observed artifacts and attempt to find attribution to the cause of each. Finally, we provide a longitudinal analysis of multi-protocol label switching in order to explore possible explanations for unexplained artifacts.
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