Towards an AS-to-Organization Map

Towards an AS-to-Organization Map

Cai, Xue and Heidemann, John and Krishnamurthy, Balachander and Willinger, Walter
USC/Information Sciences Institute

Xue Cai, John Heidemann, Balachander Krishnamurthy and Walter Willinger 2010. Towards an AS-to-Organization Map. Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 2010), 199–205.

Abstract

An understanding of Internet topology is central to answer various questions ranging from network resilience to peer selection or data center location. While much of prior work has examined AS-level connectivity, meaningful and relevant results from such an abstract view of Internet topology have been limited. For one, semantically, AS relationships capture business relationships and not physical connectivity. Additionally, many organizations often use multiple ASes, either to implement different routing policies, or as legacies from mergers and acquisitions. In this paper, we move beyond the traditional AS graph view of the Internet to define the problem of \emphAS-to-organization mapping. We describe our initial steps at automating the capture of the rich semantics inherent in the AS-level ecosystem where routing and connectivity intersect with organizations. We discuss preliminary methods that identify multi-AS organizations from WHOIS data and illustrate the challenges posed by the quality of the available data and the complexity of real-world organizational relationships.

Reference

@inproceedings{Cai10c,
  author = {Cai, Xue and Heidemann, John and Krishnamurthy, Balachander and Willinger, Walter},
  title = {Towards an {AS}-to-{Organization} Map},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference},
  year = {2010},
  sortdate = {2010-11-01},
  project = {ant, amite},
  jsubject = {topology_modeling},
  pages = {199--205},
  address = {Melbourne, Australia},
  month = nov,
  publisher = {ACM},
  location = {johnh: pafile},
  keywords = {AS to organization mapping,
  		internet topology, network topology, AS topology},
  doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1879141.1879166},
  url = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Cai10c.html},
  pdfurl = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Cai10c.pdf},
  myorganization = {USC/Information Sciences Institute},
  copyrightholder = {ACM},
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