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Statistical evaluation and modeling of Internet dial-up traffic
Author(s): Johannes Faerber; Stefan Bodamer; Joachim Charzinski
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Paper Abstract

In times of Internet access being a popular consumer applications even for `normal' residential users, some telephone exchanges are congested by customers using modem or ISDN dial-up connections to their Internet Service Providers. In order to estimate the number of additional lines and switching capacity required in an exchange or a trunk group, Internet access traffic must be characterized in terms of holding time and call interarrival time distributions. In this paper, we analyze log files tracing the usage of the central ISDN access line pool at University of Stuttgart for a period of six months. Mathematical distributions are fitted to the measured data and the fit quality is evaluated with respect to the blocking probability caused by the synthetic traffic in a multiple server loss system. We show how the synthetic traffic model scales with the number of subscribers and how the model could be applied to compute economy of scale results for Internet access trunks or access servers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3841, Performance and Control of Network Systems III, (18 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360361
Show Author Affiliations
Johannes Faerber, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Stefan Bodamer, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Joachim Charzinski, Siemens AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3841:
Performance and Control of Network Systems III
Robert D. van der Mei; Daniel P. Heyman, Editor(s)

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