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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 2 Issue 3, August 2002

Evaluating the competitive effects of mergers of internet backbone providers
Stanley M. Besen, Jeffrey S. Spigel, Padmanabhan Srinagesh
Pages: 187-204
DOI: 10.1145/572326.572327
This article analyzes the usefulness of the traffic measurement methodologies used by the European Commission (EC) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in assessing the competitive effects of mergers of Internet backbone providers. The...

Self-similarity in the web
Stephen Dill, Ravi Kumar, Kevin S. Mccurley, Sridhar Rajagopalan, D. Sivakumar, Andrew Tomkins
Pages: 205-223
DOI: 10.1145/572326.572328
Algorithmic tools for searching and mining the Web are becoming increasingly sophisticated and vital. In this context, algorithms that use and exploit structural information about the Web perform better than generic methods in both efficiency and...

Engineering web cache consistency
Jian Yin, Lorenzo Alvisi, Mike Dahlin, Arun Iyengar
Pages: 224-259
DOI: 10.1145/572326.572329
Server-driven consistency protocols can reduce read latency and improve data freshness for a given network and server overhead, compared to the traditional consistency protocols that rely on client polling. Server-driven consistency protocols appear...