Alexandre Gerber

HTTP in the Home: It is not just about PCs

By: 
Jeffrey Erman, Alexandre Gerber, and Subhabrata Sen
Appears in: 
CCR January 2011

HTTP (Hypertext Transport Protocol) was originally primarily used for human-initiated client-server communications launched from web browsers, traditional computers and laptops. However, today it has become the protocol of choice for a bewildering range of applications from a wide array of emerging devices like smart TVs and gaming consoles. This paper presents an initial study characterizing the non-traditional sources of HTTP traffic such as consumer devices and automated updates in the overall HTTP traffic for residential Internet users.

Reliability as an Interdomain Service

By: 
Hao Wang, Yang Richard Yang, Paul H. Liu, Jia Wang, Alexandre Gerber, and Albert Greenberg
Appears in: 
CCR October 2007

Reliability is a critical requirement of the Internet. The availability and resilience of the Internet under failures can have significant global effects. However, in the current Internet routing architecture, achieving the high level of reliability demanded by many missioncritical activities can be costly. In this paper, we first propose a novel solution framework called reliability as an interdomain service (REIN) that can be incrementally deployed in the Internet and may improve the redundancy of IP networks at low cost.

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