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Locality in Internetwork Traffic

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  • Technical report TR02-04. As the amount of traffic carried by the Internet grows, the rate at which packets must be processed at each router and switch in the network also increases. The results of routing table lookups can be cached in order to accommodate this increasing deamand for fast delivery of packets. However, there must be some locality in the traffic in order for caching to be efficient. This report presents two methods for analyzing temporal and spatial locality in IP traffic. A high degree of locality is found in both dimensions. It was also found that the usual mapping of IP addresses used to preserve confidentiality destroys the address distribution and spatial locality of the trace. | TRID-ID TR02-04

  • Date created
    2002
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  • Type of Item
    Report
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R33775V80
  • License
    Attribution 3.0 International