Measuring BGP Route Propagation Times Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2019

start page

  • 2432

end page

  • 2436

issue

  • 12

volume

  • 23

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-7798

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2558

abstract

  • We present a methodology to measure the propagation time of BGP routes with BGP route collectors and beacons which accounts for the clock offset error between route source and destinations. We apply it to the
    RIPE RIS data set comparing 2012 and 2018, showing that the IPv4 route
    prefix reachability interval and the time to receive the preferred route
    have not changed much, but the time to remove an IPv4 route has
    increased and it is high (a mean of 121s to remove a route). In 2018,
    IPv6 route propagation times are shorter than IPv4 ones.

keywords

  • bgp; bgp beacons; mrai; route collectors; route propagation