Analysis of Network Traffic and Its Application to Design of High-Speed Routers

Shingo ATA  Masayuki MURATA  Hideo MIYAHARA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E83-D   No.5   pp.988-995
Publication Date: 2000/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Next Generation Internet Technologies and Their Applications)
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Keyword: 
internet,  traffic measurement,  log normal distribution,  flow aggregation,  MPLS,  

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Summary: 
A rapid growth of the Internet and proliferation of new multimedia applications lead to demands of high speed and broadband network technologies. Routers are also necessary to follow up the growth of link bandwidths. From this reason, there have been many researches on high speed routers having switching capabilities. To have an expected effect, however, a control parameters set based on traffic characteristics are necessary. In this paper, we analyze the network traffic using the network traffic monitor and investigate the Internet traffic characteristics through a statistical analysis. We next show the application of our analytical results to parameter settings of high speed switching routers. Simulation results show that our approach makes highly utilized VC space and high performance in packet processing delay. We also show the effect of flow aggregation on MPLS. From our results, the flow aggregation has a great impact on the performance of MPLS.