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International Conference on Networking (2007)
Sainte-Luce, Martinique, France
Apr. 22, 2007 to Apr. 28, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2805-8
pp: 94
Thomas C. Schmidt , HAW Hamburg, Germany
Ying Zhang , HAW Hamburg, Germany
Matthias Wahlisch , HAW Hamburg, Germany
ABSTRACT
Significant effort has been invested recently to ac- celerate handover operations in a next generation mo- bile Internet. Corresponding works for developing effi- cient mobile multicast management are emergent. Both problems simultaneously expose routing complexity be- tween subsequent points of attachment as a characteris- tic parameter for handover performance in access net- works. <p>As continuous mobility handovers necessarily occur between access routers located in geographic vicinity, this paper investigates on the hypothesis that geograph- ically adjacent edge networks attain a reduced network distances as compared to arbitrary Internet nodes. We therefore evaluate and analyze edge distance distribu- tions in various regions for clustered IP ranges on their geographic location such as a city. We use traceroute to collect packet forwarding path and round-trip-time of each intermediate node to scan-wise derive an upper bound of the node distances. Results of different scan- ning origins are compared to obtain the best estima- tion of network distance of each pair. Our results are compared with corresponding analysis of CAIDA Skit- ter data, overall leading to fairly stable, reproducible edge distance distributions. As a first conclusion on ex- pected impact on handover performance measures, our results indicate a general optimum for handover antic- ipation time in 802.11 networks of 25 ms.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Internet Scanning, Measurement, Edge Distance Distribution, Mobile Handover Performance, Mobile Multicast
CITATION
Thomas C. Schmidt, Ying Zhang, Matthias Wahlisch, "On the Correlation of Geographic and Network Proximity at Internet Edges and Its Implications for Mobile Unicast and Multicast Routing", International Conference on Networking, vol. 00, no. , pp. 94, 2007, doi:10.1109/ICN.2007.61
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