[e2e] Address Space Distribution
bmukherj at shoshin.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Dec 6 10:55:03 PST 2002
At some point in time I too looked for something similar, and did not come
up with satisfactory answers. Opnet has a way of assigning IP addresses to
interfaces in a large network that seem to work (i.e. their routing
protocols like OSPF, BGP etc. seem to function fine). What I don't know is
- what algorithm do they use to allocate the IP addresses?
- if this is the best way to allocate IP addresses?
>From what I could tell, the router dumps in Opnet suggest that, some
global entity does address allocation before the simulations start. This
points to an interesting question: is there a way for IP nodes to
assign their interfaces IP addresses (not just over the local link, but)
over a multihop network?
By the way in case someone didn't know, Opnet is a network simulator
On Fri, 6 Dec 2002, Wu Min wrote:
> Modelling Internet topology has been very well investigated. How about the
> IP address space distribution in the Internet? Does the distribution follow
> the power laws as well?
> I am looking for such generator. Is there any?
> The following is what I intend to do. I need several large networks with IP
> address space distributed in a way closely characterize the real Internet.
> The reason for the visibility of the IP addresses is that I am trying to
> analyze the traffic forwarding and traffic distribution pattern at every
> Thank you in advance.
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