Abstract

The description of the Internet topology is an important open problem, recently tackled with the introduction of scale-free networks. We focus on the topological and dynamical properties of real Internet maps in a three-year time interval. We study higher order correlation functions as well as the dynamics of several quantities. We find that the Internet is characterized by nontrivial correlations among nodes and different dynamical regimes. We point out the importance of node hierarchy and aging in the Internet structure and growth. Our results provide hints towards the realistic modeling of the Internet evolution.

Notes

Originally published in Physical Review Letters, v.87 no.25 (2001), 258701. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.258701. Dr. Vespignani is affiliated with Northeastern University as of the time of deposit.

Keywords

Internet mapping, topological properties, dynamical properties

Subject Categories

Internet, Topology, Computer networks

Disciplines

Physics

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

12-17-2001

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©2001 American Physical Society

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American Physical Society

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