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Traffic measurement for dimensioning and control of IP networks
Author(s): Wai Sum Lai
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Paper Abstract

Traffic measurements are collected to gain information about the traffic carried on a network. In this paper, the focus is on those aspects pertaining to network dimensioning and control. Issues related to time scale, read-out period, and traffic classes are discussed. Different measurement types are classified, with each being specified as a meaningful combination of a measurement entity and a measurement basis. To avoid the shortcomings of flow-based measurements, it is proposed that path-based measurements be developed. The use of measurement-based admission control as a means of adaptive resource management is also explored.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4523, Internet Performance and Control of Network Systems II, (24 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434333
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Wai Sum Lai, AT&T Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4523:
Internet Performance and Control of Network Systems II
Robert D. van der Mei; Frank Huebner-Szabo de Bucs, Editor(s)

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