A Practical Demonstration of Network Traffic Generation

S. Avallone, D. Emma, A. Pescap, and G. Ventre (Italy)


Parallel and Distributed Processing,Internet Tools, Modeling and Simulation.


Simulation modeling of computer networks is an effective technique for evaluating the performance of network, transport, and application-level protocols. Traffic generation is one of the key challenges in modeling and simulating the Internet. In this paper we present a real simulation tool for controlled traffic generation over real networks. This work presents a platform, named Distributed Internet Traffic Generator (D-ITG), which allows to simulate Internet Traffic and accurately replicate appropriate stochastic processes for both IDT (Inter-Departure Time) PS (Packet Size) random variables over real IP networks. We believe that D-ITG shows interesting properties when compared to other traffic generators and that it permits to accurately analyze network performance.

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