Time and space correlation in BGP messages

Kensuke Fukuda*, Toshio Hirotsu, Osamu Akashi, Toshiharu Sugawara

*Corresponding author for this work

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To quantify the statistical dynamics of the BGP, we analyze the temporal and spatial correlation of macroscopic BGP message flows obtained by passive measurement. We show that the time series for the number of announcement and withdrawal messages has little correlation in time, unlike the statistical behavior of traffic volumes. This indicates that there is little possibility of a cascading failure, in which a failure causes following failures, and that the occurrence of burst of BGP messages has a Poisson nature. We also point out that there is space correlation with the delay between the flows for the different measurement points. Namely, even from macroscopic and passive measurement, we show that the propagation delay of routing information from one measurement point to another point can be statistically estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-222
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2005 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2005 Jan 312005 Feb 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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