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STAMP: SMTP server topological analysis by message headers parsing

Lochin, Emmanuel STAMP: SMTP server topological analysis by message headers parsing. (2010) In: 7th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Consumer Communications and Networking - IEEE CCNC 2010, 9 January 2010 - 12 January 2010 (Las Vegas, United States).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2010.5421758


This paper presents STAMP: a tool to analyse SMTP servers overlay topology. STAMP builds a weighted and oriented graph from an email database, an email log or just a simple email header allowing a post-analysis of the SMTP overlay structure and the identification of the paths used by an email. The objective of this tool is twofold. STAMP allows to automatically perform an analysis of the SMTP topology for debugging (e.g, message delay, emails loop, ...) and for metrology purposes. While several traceroute-like measurements projects try to map the Internet, to the best of our knowledge, no tool allows to drive an analysis of the SMTP overlay network. Thus, the goal of the resulting graph is to develop methods (from graph theory, statistical analysis, ...) to identify relaying problems. We aim to explore the impact of IP network problems over emails delivery (and respectively: emails’ traffic over IP networks) in conjunction with IP measurements driven synchronously. In the present paper, we introduce the design and the measurement methodology of the STAMP software and as second contribution, bring out to the networking community the tool and some measurements databases.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The original PDF can be found on the IEEE website: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:10 Dec 2009 11:25

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