Local Monitoring of the Internet Network

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The internet, as well as other freely evolving networks, has a topology that changes dynamically; therefore the topology is very complicated. Presently, there is an increase in dependency on the internet for several things such as communication, information traffic and many more, hence it is imperative that we prevent attackers from disrupting this network. To do this, it is essential to count on a mathematical model that can allow early detection (then ring the bell) of attacks to the network. The mathematical tool that we are looking for to accomplish that early detection is based on the use of Tomography ideas.

The last statement is based on the April 28-29, 2000 workshop on the inter-face between the mathematical sciences and three areas of computer science:network traffic modeling, computer vision, and data mining and search. Thisworkshop was cosponsored by the Board on Mathematical Sciences andthe Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National ResearchCouncil.

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