On the constancy of internet path properties

Yin Zhang, Nick Duffield
2001 Proceedings of the First ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Internet Measurement - IMW '01  
Many Internet protocols and operational procedures use measurements to guide future actions. This is an effective strategy if the quantities being measured exhibit a degree of constancy: that is, in some fundamental sense, they are not changing. In this paper we explore three different notions of constancy: mathematical, operational, and predictive. Using a large measurement dataset gathered from the NIMI infrastructure, we then apply these notions to three Internet path properties: loss,
more » ... and throughput. Our aim is to provide guidance as to when assumptions of various forms of constancy are sound, versus when they might prove misleading.
doi:10.1145/505202.505228 dblp:conf/imw/ZhangD01 fatcat:vgvlbwisrnhw7axn5wze7spv7q