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The model of a given IP network is composed of submodels of IP routers and terminal (customer) networks for generating traffic. Terminal networks provide random pairs of sender and receiver IP addresses into the specified address space. Static routing tables are used. See also the model MPLS Network.
The model is described in
Zaitsev D.A., Sakun A.L: “An Evaluation of MPLS Efficacy using Colored Petri Net Models” In Proc. of of International Middle Eastern Multiconference on Simulation and Modelling, page 31-36. Amman (Jordan), August 26-28, 2008.
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The model is used for checking and debugging IP routing tables, the performance evaluation of routers and the estimation of the network bandwidth and productivity. It could be employed in the automated design of IP networks. A case study is provided on the example of European backbone network.