Evaluating Externally Visible Outages

Evaluating Externally Visible Outages

Alwabel, Abdulla and Healy, John and Heidemann, John and Luu, Brian and Pradkin, Yuri and Safavian., Rasoul
USC/Information Sciences Institute

Abdulla Alwabel, John Healy, John Heidemann, Brian Luu, Yuri Pradkin and Rasoul Safavian. 2015. Evaluating Externally Visible Outages. Technical Report ISI-TR-701. USC/Information Sciences Institute.

Abstract

This technical report evaluates externally visible outages (those that can be seen from a third party) in the IPv4 Internet, comparing them to privately reported VOIP outages. Our primary goal is to understand if externally visible outages can complement current reporting mechanisms and provide a better understanding of the reliability of the U.S. telecommunications infrastructure. We measure outages with Trinocular outage detection system using active probing from multiple sites. Our secondary goals are to evaluate Trinocular for long-term use and potential operationalization, and to identify any problems and next steps needed in that direction.

Reference

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  title = {Evaluating Externally Visible Outages},
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  year = {2015},
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  keywords = {network outages},
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