A structural approach for PoP geo-location

Dima Feldman, Yuval Shavitt, Noa Zilberman

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Inferring PoP level maps is gaining interest due to its importance to many areas, e.g., for tracking the Internet evolution and studying its properties. In this paper we introduce a novel structural approach to automatically generate large scale PoP level maps using traceroute measurement from multiple locations. The PoPs are first identified based on their structure, and are then assigned a location using information from several geo-location databases. We discuss the tradeoffs in this approach and provide extensive validation details. The generated maps can be widely used for research, and we provide some possible directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029-1040
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Networks
Issue number3
StatePublished - 23 Feb 2012


  • Geolocation
  • Internet topology
  • PoP


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