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2013 43rd Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) (2005)
Yokohama, Japan
June 28, 2005 to July 1, 2005
ISBN: 0-7695-2282-3
pp: 172-181
Van Jacobson , Packet Design, Inc.
Tina Wong , Carnegie Mellon University
Cengiz Alaettinoglu , Packet Design, Inc.
ABSTRACT
Diagnosing inter-domain routing problems in the Internet is hard. BGP, the defacto inter-domain glue, is designed for routing, not diagnosis. It is extremely chatty — the most minor connectivity change produces hundreds of BGP messages and a major peering loss can generate millions — and making sense of the deluge of data remains challenging. We have developed statistical techniques to extract the large-scale structure of BGP events and visualization techniques to display that structure in operationally meaningful ways. These tools can be used to detect routing anomalies in real-time. We show case studies of routing instabilities at a Tier-1 ISP and a large institutional network, automatically diagnosed by our tools. We present drawbacks in using BGP events alone to understand inter-domain routing, and discuss how to solve them through the integration of additional data sources.
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CITATION
Van Jacobson, Tina Wong, Cengiz Alaettinoglu, "Internet Routing Anomaly Detection and Visualization", 2013 43rd Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), vol. 00, no. , pp. 172-181, 2005, doi:10.1109/DSN.2005.57
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