Application-layer traffic analysis of a peer-to-peer system

Dietmar Tutsch, Gilbert Babin & Peter Kropf

Résumé 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.
Mots-clés self-similarity, Gnutella protocol, Gnutella, peer-to-peer network, P2P, network traffic analysis, inter-arrival times, traffic shape, peer-to-peer
Citation D. Tutsch, et al., "Application-layer traffic analysis of a peer-to-peer system," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, p. 70-77, 2008.
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 2008
Nom du périodique IEEE Internet Computing
Volume 12
Numéro 5
Pages 70-77
URL http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2008.93