Picking a partner: A fair blockchain based scoring protocol for autonomous systems

Yousef Alowayed, Marco Canini, Pedro Marcos, Marco Chiesa, Marinho Barcellos

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Abstract

We tackle the problem of enabling Autonomous Systems to evaluate network providers on the basis of their adherence to Service Level Agreements (SLAs) regarding interconnection agreements. In current Internet practices, choices of interconnection partners are driven by factors such as word of mouth, personal relationships, brand recognition and market intelligence, and not by proofs of previous performance. Given that Internet eXchange Points provide increasingly more peering choices, rudimentary schemes for picking interconnection partners are not adequate anymore. Although the current interconnection ecosystem is shrouded in confidentiality, our key observation is that recently-emerged blockchain technology and advances in cryptography enable a privacy-preserving decentralized solution based on actual performance measurements. We propose the concept of SLA score to evaluate network providers and introduce a privacy-preserving protocol that allows networks to compute and verify SLA scores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationANRW 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Applied Networking Research Workshop
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages33-39
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781450355858
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 16 2018
Event2018 Applied Networking Research Workshop, ANRW 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 16 2018 → …

Publication series

NameANRW 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Applied Networking Research Workshop

Conference

Conference2018 Applied Networking Research Workshop, ANRW 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period07/16/18 → …

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • AS ranking
  • Blockchain
  • SLA score

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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