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Traffic characteristics of the T1 NSFNET backbone
k. claffy, H. Braun, and G. Polyzos, "Traffic characteristics of the T1 NSFNET backbone", in IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Jan 1993, vol. 2, pp. 885--893.
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Traffic characteristics of the T1 NSFNET backbone

kc claffy1
Hans-Werner Braun1
George Polyzos2
1

Applied Network Research, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego

2

University of California, San Diego

This paper presents the results of a measurement study of the T1 NSFNET backbone. We first discuss the measurement environment and approach to data collection. We then present measurements results for: long-term growth in traffic volume, including attribution to domains and protocols; trend in average packet size on the network, both over long and medium term intervals; most popular sources, destinations, and site pairs; traffic locality; international distribution of traffic; mean utilization statistics, both of the overall backbone as well as of specific links of interest; and delay statistics.

Keywords: measurement methodology, passive data analysis
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