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Some Observations of Internet Stream Lifetimes
N. Brownlee, "Some Observations of Internet Stream Lifetimes", in Passive and Active Network Measurement Workshop (PAM), Mar 2005, pp. 265--277.
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Some Observations of Internet Stream Lifetimes

Nevil Brownlee1, 2

CAIDA, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego


University of Auckland, New Zealand

We present measurements of stream lifetimes in California and at Auckland. We suggest that one could ignore streams with less than six packets, since they usually account for 10% or less of the total bytes. However, we often observe large bursts of small 'attack' streams; we remark that a strategy of `focusing on the elephants' can be upset by such 'attack' streams.

Keywords: passive data analysis
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