ROUND-TRIP TIMES (HOPS, NUMBER OF ASes) OF PACKETS?
For packets on a particular link, each packet could be assigned an
estimated round-trip time, a number of ASes for the end-to-end
path, etc, based on the IP source and destination addresses for
that packet. For packets on a particular link, what can we say
about the distribution of round-trip times, or of the number of hops
traversed, or the number of ASes traversed, or number of continents
traversed, or (this is harder) the number of congested links traversed?
[Example: For link X, can we say that most packets/bytes stay on that
continent? Or that most packets have a minimum round-trip time of at least
S seconds? Or that most packets on that link during this period of time
traverse more than one congested link
on their path from source to destination?]