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On Traffic Patterns of Applications

B. Augustin
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A Mellouk
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HTTP has been the most popular internet protocol for 30 years. Until recently, its role has been limited to a traditional transfer of hypertext documents. However, its flexibility and interoperability cause it to be progressively involved in a much wider range of applications, from video and audio streaming to email, chat and documents editing. Understanding the behavior of modern Web applications is a crucial step to apply QoS or security policies on this traffic. This paper studies 20 popular, Web applications that are representative of 12 application types. We describe a method to isolate and capture browser-generated traffic and plot time series with an RRDTool database. We show that modern Web applications present very diverse traffic patterns, and propose a description and classification of these patterns.
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hal-01678637 , version 1 (09-01-2018)


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B. Augustin, A Mellouk. On Traffic Patterns of Applications. Proc. Of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2011, Houston, United States. pp.1-5. ⟨hal-01678637⟩


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