Small Aggregations of On/Off Traffic Sources

R. Geist, J. Martin, and J. Westall (USA)


Traffic models, self-similarity, on/off sources.


A simple and effective technique for synthesis of network traffic is evaluated, both in simulation and in a real network testbed. The technique, aggregation of a small number of on/off sources with heavy-tailed state holding times is seen to provide traffic that has characteristics consistent with long-range dependence and offers a convenient method for fitting mean, variance, and Hurst parameter of target work loads.

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