Nash-peering: A new techno-economic framework for internet interconnections

Doron Zarchy, Amogh Dhamdhere, Constantine Dovrolis, Michael Schapira

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Abstract

The current framework of Internet interconnections, based on transit and settlement-free peering relations, has systemic problems that often cause peering disputes. Repeated high-profile incidents show that this unfortunate state of affairs stands in the way of better Internet performance, sometimes even leading to large-scale Internet outages. We propose a new techno-economic interconnection framework called Nash-Peering, which is based on the principles of Nash Bargaining in game theory and economics. Nash-Peering constitutes a radical departure from current interconnection practices, providing a broader and more economically efficient set of interdomain relations. In particular, the direction of payment is not determined by the direction of traffic or by rigid customer-provider relationships but based on which AS benefits more from the interconnection. We argue that Nash-Peering can address the root cause of various types of peering disputes.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationINFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages403-408
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538659793
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jul 2018
Event2018 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM 2018 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 15 Apr 201819 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameINFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period15/04/1819/04/18

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