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Title: Multifractal Cross-Traffic Estimation
Author: Ribeiro, Vinay Joseph; Coates, Mark J.; Riedi, Rudolf H.; Sarvotham, Shriram; Hendricks, Brent; Baraniuk, Richard G.
Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Delphi algorithm; network simulator (NS); cross-traffic; multifractal; estimation
Citation: V. J. Ribeiro, M. J. Coates, R. H. Riedi, S. Sarvotham, B. Hendricks and R. G. Baraniuk,"Multifractal Cross-Traffic Estimation," in ITC Conference on IP Traffic, Modeling and Management,
Abstract: In this paper we develop a novel model-based technique, the Delphi algorithm, for inferring the instantaneous volume of competing cross-traffic across an end-to-end path. By using only end-to-end measurements, Delphi avoids the need for data collection within the Internet. Unique to the algorithm is an efficient exponentially spaced probing packet train and a parsimonious multifractal parametric model for the cross-traffic that captures its multiscale statistical properties (including long-range dependence) and queuing behavior. The algorithm is adaptive; it requires no a priori traffic statistics and effectively tracks changes in network conditions. NS (network simulator) experiments reveal that Delphi gives accurate ross-traffic estimates for higher link utilization levels while at lower utilizations it over-estimates the cross-traffic. Also, when Delphi's single bottleneck assumption does not hold it over-estimates the cross-traffic.
Date Published: 2000-09-01

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