Issue No.05 - September/October (2008 vol.12)
Dietmar Tutsch , University of Technology, Berlin
Peter Kropf , University of Neuch?tel, Switzerland
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2008.93
Characterizing traffic behavior helps to optimize the network architecture for improved performance. Using a modified LimeWire servent (for both the server and client) and a variance-time plot for traffic characterization, the authors analyze the Gnutella protocol's traffic shape and find that the messages exhibit a self-similar shape. This result shows network designers that they need to consider the self-similar traffic shape in their set-up — for instance, by introducing appropriate buffer sizes.
self-similarity, Gnutella protocol, Gnutella, peer-to-peer network, P2P, network traffic analysis, inter-arrival times, traffic shape, peer-to-peer
Dietmar Tutsch, Peter Kropf, "Application-Layer Traffic Analysis of a Peer-to-Peer System", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.12, no. 5, pp. 70-77, September/October 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.93