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A measurement study of peer-to-peer applications
Author(s): Bin Liu; Zhitang Li; Hao Tu
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Paper Abstract

P2P applications for file-sharing and video streaming have become tremendously popular in recent years, and it is now accounting for a significant share of the total network traffic. As P2P applications nowadays tend to use arbitrary ports to camouflage their communications, traditional methods like port-based identification have become highly inaccurate. In this paper, we propose a measurement system to detect and measure the real-time P2P traffic more reliably. The measurement methodology is based on using application level signatures implemented by netfilter extension as well as packet classifier. We further present the results from a P2P traffic analysis at a campus network, which show that this P2P traffic measurement system can provide the performance and scalability required for practical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6795, Second International Conference on Space Information Technology, 67951M (10 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.773782
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Bin Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Zhitang Li, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Hao Tu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6795:
Second International Conference on Space Information Technology

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