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Topology patterns of a community network:

TitleTopology patterns of a community network:
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsVega, D, Cerdà-Alabern, L, Navarro, L, Meseguer, R
Conference Name1st International Workshop on Community Networks and Bottom-up-Broadband (CNBuB'2012)
Conference LocationBarcelona, Spain
KeywordsCommunity network, Topology patterns, Wireless networks

This paper presents a measurement study of the topology and the routing of, a large-scale community network. It focus on the main issues faced by community network and lessons to consider for its future growth in order to preserve its scalability, stability and openness. The results show the network topology as an atypical high density Scale-Free network with critical points of failure and poor gateway selection or placement. In addition we have found paths with a large number of hops i.e. large diameter of the graph, and specifically long paths between leaf nodes and web proxies