Reverse Traceroute

Speaker : Kévin Vermeulen
Columbia University
Date: 23/06/2021
Time: 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm


Dear all, 

The Internet Measurement reading group will meet again on June 23rd.
We will exceptionally meet at 13:45 instead of our regular time of 10:45.
In this session Kevin Vermeulen (Columbia University) will present « Reverse Traceroute » (E. Katz-Bassett et al., NSDI 2010).

I encourage you to join us at 13:45 for a virtual coffee break, so that the talk begins at 14:00.
Traceroute is the most widely used Internet diagnostic tool today. Network operators use it to help identify routing failures, poor performance, and router misconfigurations. Researchers use it to map the Internet, predict performance, geolocate routers, and classify the performance of ISPs. However, traceroute has a fundamental limitation that affects all these applications: it does not provide reverse path information. Although various public traceroute servers across the Internet provide some visibility, no general method exists for determining a re- verse path from an arbitrary destination.
In this paper, we address this longstanding limitation by building a reverse traceroute system. Our system provides the same information as traceroute, but for the reverse path, and it works in the same case as traceroute, when the user may lack control of the destination. We use a variety of measurement techniques to incrementally piece together the path from the destination back to the source.

Kevin is currently a postdoc at Columbia University working with Professsor Ethan Katz-Bassett. His research focuses on building networked systems for a better understanding of the Internet.


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