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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2008 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 70-77
Dietmar Tutsch , University of Technology, Berlin
Gilbert Babin , HEC Montr?al
Peter Kropf , University of Neuch?tel, Switzerland
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

G. Babin, D. Tutsch and P. Kropf, "Application-Layer Traffic Analysis of a Peer-to-Peer System," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. , pp. 70-77, 2008.
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