A Traffic Measurement Tool for IP-Based Networks

Masami ISHIKURA  Yoshihiro ITO  Osamu MAESHIMA  Tohru ASAMI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E82-D   No.4   pp.756-761
Publication Date: 1999/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Internet Technology and Its Applications)
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Keyword: 
measurement,  traffic generation/analysis,  

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Summary: 
Today, many kinds of real-time applications are available over IP networks. It is important to measure the network performance for such applications before making use of real applications. Authors developed the general purpose traffic measurement tool for IP networks. This system can generate any kinds of traffic flexibly and calculate the network performance such as throughput, delay and loss ratio according to received packets. In this paper, the concept of this traffic measurement tool is described in detail, and several examples of network measurements are shown.