• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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Strengthening Packet Loss Measurement from the Network Intermediate Point

Vol. 13, No. 12, December 31, 2019
10.3837/tiis.2019.12.009, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

Estimating loss rates with the packet traces captured from some point in the middle of the network has received much attention within the research community. Meanwhile, existing intermediate-point methods like [1] require the capturing system to capture all the TCP traffic that crosses the border of an access network (typically Gigabit network) destined to or coming from the Internet. However, limited to the performance of current hardware and software, capturing network traffic in a Gigabit environment is still a challenging task. The uncaptured packets will affect the total number of captured packets and the estimated number of packet losses, which eventually affects the accuracy of the estimated loss rate. Therefore, to obtain more accurate loss rate, a method of strengthening packet loss measurement from the network intermediate point is proposed in this paper. Through constructing a series of heuristic rules and leveraging the binomial distribution principle, the proposed method realizes the compensation for the estimated loss rate. Also, experiment results show that although there is no increase in the proportion of accurate estimates, the compensation makes the majority of estimates closer to the accurate ones.


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[IEEE Style]
H. Lan, W. Ding and Y. Zhang, "Strengthening Packet Loss Measurement from the Network Intermediate Point," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 5948-5971, 2019. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2019.12.009.

[ACM Style]
Haoliang Lan, Wei Ding, and YuMei Zhang. 2019. Strengthening Packet Loss Measurement from the Network Intermediate Point. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 13, 12, (2019), 5948-5971. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2019.12.009.

[BibTeX Style]
@article{tiis:23089, title="Strengthening Packet Loss Measurement from the Network Intermediate Point", author="Haoliang Lan and Wei Ding and YuMei Zhang and ", journal="KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems", DOI={10.3837/tiis.2019.12.009}, volume={13}, number={12}, year="2019", month={December}, pages={5948-5971}}