Modeling of Aggregated TCP/IP Traffic on a Bottleneck Link Based on Scaling Behavior

Hiroki FURUYA  Masaki FUKUSHIMA  Hajime NAKAMURA  Shinichi NOMOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B   No.9   pp.1756-1765
Publication Date: 2002/09/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Internet
traffic model,  scaling behavior,  self-similarity,  TCP/IP,  performance estimation,  

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This paper proposes an idea for modeling aggregated TCP/IP traffic arriving at a bottleneck link by focusing on its scaling behavior. Here, the aggregated TCP/IP traffic means the IP packet traffic from many TCP connections sharing the bottleneck link. The model is constructed based on the outcomes of our previous works investigating how the TCP/IP networking mechanism affects the self-similar scaling behavior of the aggregated TCP/IP traffic in a LAN/WAN environment. The proposed traffic model has been examined from the perspective of application to network performance estimation. The examinations have shown that it models the scaling behavior and queueing behavior of actual traffic, though it neglects the interaction among TCP connections that compete with each other for the single bottleneck link bandwidth.