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Characterizing ICMP Rate Limitation on Routers


In the last decade, path discovery has been extensively covered in the literature. In its simplest form, it generally works by sending probes that expire along the path from a host to a destination. It is also known that network administrators often configure their routers to limit the amount of ICMP replies sent, a common practice typically referred to as ICMP rate limitation. In this paper we attempt to characterize the responsiveness of routers to expiring ICMP echo-request packets. Our contribution is twofold: first, we provide a detailed analysis of how routers are most commonly configured to respond to expiring packets; next, we show that for the vast majority of routers, the measured round-trip time is not affected by the probing rate.
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Riccardo Ravaioli, Guillaume Urvoy-Keller, Chadi Barakat. Characterizing ICMP Rate Limitation on Routers. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom. ⟨10.1109/ICC.2015.7249285⟩. ⟨hal-01111190⟩
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