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Criticisms of modelling packet traffic using long-range dependence

Clegg, RG; Landa, R; Rio, M; (2009) Criticisms of modelling packet traffic using long-range dependence. In: 2009 Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks: ICCCN 2009, proceedings, 3-6 August 2009, San Francisco, California. IEEE: Piscataway, US. Green open access

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This paper criticises the notion that long-range dependence is an important contributor to the queuing behaviour of real Internet traffic. The idea is questioned in two different ways. Firstly, a class of models used to simulate Internet traffic is shown to have important theoretical flaws. It is shown that this behaviour is inconsistent with the behaviour of real traffic traces. Secondly, the notion that long-range correlations significantly affects the queuing performance of traffic is investigated by destroying those correlations in real traffic traces (by reordering). It is shown that the longer ranges of correlations are not important except in one case with an extremely high load.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Criticisms of modelling packet traffic using long-range dependence
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCCN.2009.5235309
Additional information:© 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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