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Application-Layer Traffic Analysis of a Peer-to-Peer System

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3 Author(s)
Tutsch, D. ; Univ. of Technol. Berlin, Berlin ; Babin, G. ; Kropf, P.

Characterizing traffic behavior helps to optimize the network architecture for improved performance. Using a modified LimeWire servent (for both the server and client) and a variance-time plot for traffic characterization, the authors analyze the Gnutella protocol's traffic shape and find that the messages exhibit a self-similar shape. This result shows network designers that they need to consider the self-similar traffic shape in their set-up - for instance, by introducing appropriate buffer sizes.

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Internet Computing, IEEE  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 5 )