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Metrics to Measure Network Complexity

Qualitative: If you have a network architecture A and another architecture B, which one is more complex?

Quantitative: By what delta is A different from B?

  • question: define "different"? If I have a sea of LANs connected to a router and add another LAN, I would suggest it is very similar. If I add a sea of LANs and add another, but this other is only allowed to talk to some subset of the others, that's a very different LAN. Maybe that's what you call "qualitative", but I suspect it's actually a third category.

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