The phenomenal growth of the Internet seems to amaze even the creators of this worldwide network. Apart from the constantly changing data protocols and services which the Internet has to adapt to; the sheer volume of users has been one of the biggest challenges which the Internet is coping with. This thesis is directed towards the study of Internet scale routing tables in a lab environment to understand the dynamics of route processing by routers and the effect of increasing number of routing table entries on the overall performance of the network. This study is an effort to simulate an Internet scale network in the lab to shed light on some of the practical problems of the Internet routing table size and its performance and security implication.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Routing (Computer network management); Internet--Technological innovations
Department, Program, or Center
Department of Computing Security (GCCIS)
Ghosh, Arnav, "A Practical study of the problems of current internet routing tables" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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