Modeling and Analysis of HTTP Traffic

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Ajit K. Jena, Adrian Popescu, Parag Pruthi
Title: Modeling and Analysis of HTTP Traffic
Conference name: The ITC Specialist Seminar on IP Traffic Measurement, Modeling and Management
Year: 2000
City: Monterey, California, USA
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Telecommunications and Signal Processing (Institutionen för telekommunikation och signalbehandling)
Department of Telecommunications and Signal Processing S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: The global Internet has seen tremendous growth in terms of
nodes and user base as well as of types of applications. One of the most important
consequences of this growth is related to an increased complexity of
the traffic experienced in these networks. Each application has a set of
unique characteristics in terms of performance characteristics,
transactions as well as the way the transaction processing profile maps onto unique
network resource requirements. In order to support Internet applications
effectively,it is therefore important to understand and to characterize the
application level transactions as well as the effect of different TCP/IP control
mechanisms on application-level parameters. It is the goal of this
paper to model and to evaluate the characteristics of World Wide Web traffic.
Results are reported on measuring, modeling and analysis of specific Hyper
Text Transfer Protocol traffic collected from different (classes of)
sites together with methodologies used for capturing HTTP flows as well as for
modeling. The paper concludes with a discussion on the structure of Web pages and
a model for the generation of the number of embedded pages in a Web page is
Subject: Telecommunications\Modelling of Bursty Traffics
Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Keywords: Internet traffic measurements, modeling, HTTP