Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Kamran Yousuf MEE10:03, pp. 98. COM/School of Computing, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Kamran Yousuf
Titel / Title: Time controlled network traffic shaper
Översatt titel / Translated title: Time controlled network traffic shaper
Abstrakt Abstract:

Network performance metrics such as delay variations and packet loss influence the performance of the network. As a consequence, the performance of applications on the network is also affected as most of the networked applications existing today are very much sensitive to the network performance. Therefore it is of utmost importance to test the intensity of such network level disturbances on the performance of applications. A network traffic shaper/emulator shapes the network traffic in terms of these performance metrics to test such applications in a controlled environment. Most of the traffic shapers existing today give the instantaneous step transition in delay and packet loss on network. In this work, we present time-controlled network traffic shaper, a tool that facilitates testing and experimentation of network traffic through emulation. It focuses on time variant behavior of the traffic shaper. A linear transition of delay and packet loss that is varying with respect to time may fits much better to the real network scenarios instead of an instantaneous step transition in delay and packet loss. This work illustrates the emulation capabilities of time-controlled network traffic shaper and presents its design architecture. Several approaches are analyzed to do the task and one of them is followed to develop the desired architecture of the shaper. The shaper is implemented in a small scenario and is tested to see whether the desired output is achieved or not. The shortfalls in the design of the shaper are also discussed. Results are presented that show the output from the shaper in graphical form. Although the current implementation of the shaper does not provide linear or exponential output but this can be achieved by implementing a configuration setting that is comprised of small transition values that are varying with respect to very small step sizes of time e.g. transitions on milli seconds or micro seconds. The current implementation of the shaper configuration provides the output with a transition of one milli second on every next second.

Populärvetenskaplig beskrivning / Popular science summary: --
Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Telekommunikation - Telecommunications
Nyckelord / Keywords: time controlled, shaper, traffic shaper, shaping, emulator, shaper architecture, shaper design

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunication
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 01/21/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Dr. Patrik Arlos
Examinator / Examiner: Dr. Patrik Arlos
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

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I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Blekinge institute of Technology
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