Temporal Patterns in Size and Rate of Traffic Flows

Conference: networks 2006 - 12th International Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning - Symposium
11/06/2006 - 11/09/2006 at New Delhi, India

Proceedings: networks 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zhanikeev, Marat; Tanaka, Yoshiaki (Global Information and Telecommunication Institute, Waseda University, 1-3-10 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0051 Japan)
Tanaka, Yoshiaki (Advanced Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 17 Kikuicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0044 Japan)

Traffic analysis has recently become important as it was discovered that traffic in most networks is generated by a small number of users. Currently, size is the only metric that is seriously considered as a means of distinguishing between light and heavy traffic. In this paper we analyze correlation between size and rate of packet flows in temporal space and prove that detection of large flows cannot rely on flow size alone.