Inet Topology Generator

Inet, currently at version 3.0, is an Autonomous System (AS) level Internet topology generator. Our understanding of the Internet topology is quickly evolving, and thus, our understanding of how synthetic topologies should be generated is changing too. Inet-3.0 improves upon Inet-2.2's two main weaknesses by creating topologies with more accurate degree distributions and minimum vertex covers as compared to Internet topologies. Inet-3.0 also better approximates the actual Internet AS topology than does Inet-2.2. Inet-3.0's topologies still do not well represent the Internet in terms of maximum clique size and clustering coefficient. These related problems stress a need for a better understanding of Internet connectivity and will be addressed in our future work.

This project is supported in part by NSF Grant No. ANI-0082287, by ONR Grant No. N000140110617, and by AT&T Research. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, nor those of AT&T Research.

University of Michigan Technical Report CSE-TR-456-02 (pdf or ps) describes Inet-3.0.

Inet-3.0 has been compiled on the following platforms:

Source Code

Download version 3.0.

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Old Links

Download version 2.2.

University of Michigan Technical Report CSE-TR-433-00 (pdf or ps) describes Inet-2.0. There's also an addendum for Inet-2.1.

Authors

Jared Winick
Last modified: Tue June 04 12:36:41 EDT 2002