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Thesis Statement

This dissertation considers the following thesis:

  1. An abstract source-level model can describe in detail the entire set of TCP application behaviors observed in real networks.
  2. Descriptions of abstract source-level behavior can be empirically derived from packet header traces in an efficient, accurate manner.
  3. Traffic generation based on this abstract source-level modeling results in synthetic traffic that is realistic and suitable for experimental networking research.
  4. The abstract source-level model of a trace can be manipulated to introduce statistically valid variability in the generated traffic and also to accurately match a target offered load while preserving application characteristics.

Doctoral Dissertation: Generation and Validation of Empirically-Derived TCP Application Workloads
© 2006 Félix Hernández-Campos