Application Layer Tracing for Performance Evaluation

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Ajit K. Jena, Adrian Popescu, Arne A. Nilsson
Title: Application Layer Tracing for Performance Evaluation
Conference name: Nordic Teletraffic Seminar NTS16
Year: 2002
City: Helsinki/Finland
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 paper reports on a set of non-intrusive tools that can be used for the performance evaluation of "classical" Internet applications such as Email, WWW, and FTP. At the application layer, key factors influencing the events are stochastic aspects of user behavior, protocol characteristics and sizes of contents transferred. A multi pronged approach involving application log analysis, direct probe of the WWW pages, and network flow analysis has been used. The measurement infrastructure is presented and diverse software tools for gathering of application layer properties are described in detail. The motivation is to build stochastic models for the key elements of application layer that can be further used to build up an integrated end-to-end performance testbed for conducting traffic engineering experiments.
Summary in Swedish: Det handlar om beskrivning av utrustning samt mjukvara som har använts i vår forsking kring trafikmättningar.
Subject: Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Telecommunications\Modelling of Bursty Traffics
Keywords: Measurement infrastructure, application logs, direct probe, monitoring network flows