Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Measurements of Wide Area Internet Traffic

Ramon Caceres

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-89-550
December 1989

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1989/CSD-89-550.pdf

Measurement and analysis of current behavior are valuable techniques for the study of computer networks. In addition to providing insight into the operation and usage patterns of present networks, the results can be used to create realistic models of their traffic sources. Such models are a key component of the analytic and simulation studies often undertaken in the design of future networks. This paper presents measurements of wide area Internet traffic gathered at the junction between a large industrial research laboratory and the rest of the Internet. Using bar graphs and histograms, it shows the statistics obtained for packet counts, byte counts, and packet length frequencies, broken down by major transport protocols and network services.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Caceres:CSD-89-550,
    Author = {Caceres, Ramon},
    Title = {Measurements of Wide Area Internet Traffic},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1989},
    Month = {Dec},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1989/5906.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-89-550},
    Abstract = {Measurement and analysis of current behavior are valuable techniques for the study of computer networks. In addition to providing insight into the operation and usage patterns of present networks, the results can be used to create realistic models of their traffic sources. Such models are a key component of the analytic and simulation studies often undertaken in the design of future networks. This paper presents measurements of wide area Internet traffic gathered at the junction between a large industrial research laboratory and the rest of the Internet. Using bar graphs and histograms, it shows the statistics obtained for packet counts, byte counts, and packet length frequencies, broken down by major transport protocols and network services.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1989
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