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Proceedings ISCC 2002 Seventh International Symposium on Computers and Communications (2002)
Ramada Hotel, Taormina-Giardini Naxos, Italy
July 1, 2002 to July 4, 2002
ISSN: 1530-1346
ISBN: 0-7695-1671-8
pp: 1021
Damien Magoni , Universit? Louis Pasteur
Jean-Jacques Pansiot , Universit? Louis Pasteur
Creating a network topology is the first step in building a scenario for a network protocol simulation. The simulation results usually depend on the topology layout, especially for routing and multicasting protocols. Therefore the topology used should be generated with the highest possible accuracy. In particular, protocols designed for the Internet should be simulated over Internet-like topologies. Many topology generators currently exist but the recent discovery of power laws in the Internet has brought new constraints upon the generated topologies. We introduce a flexible novel way to create Internet-like topologies. It is based on an algorithm that performs a sampling on a measured Internet map. The created topologies accurately comply with the newly found power laws as well as other more common topology properties such as the average path length.

J. Pansiot and D. Magoni, "Internet Topology Modeler Based on Map Sampling," Proceedings ISCC 2002 Seventh International Symposium on Computers and Communications(ISCC), Ramada Hotel, Taormina-Giardini Naxos, Italy, 2002, pp. 1021.
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