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Endpoint study of Internet paths and web pages transfers
Ghita BV, Furnell SM, Lines BL, Ifeachor E
Campus Wide Information Systems, vol. 20, no. 3, pp90-97, 2003
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This paper presents the findings of a pilot study to provide information about the characteristics of current networks and data transfers. The main aim of the study was to infer the properties of a large number of network paths. In addition, the study produced statistics relating to the average size of a typical web page and both under the restriction of a single-point connection. The study was performed in two steps: trace collection followed by TCP per-flow analysis. The trace collection used the functionality of a random link generator, combined with an automatic HTTP retrieval tool. The TCP analysis was applied to the collected traces and it involved an offline TCP per-flow method developed in previous research.

Ghita BV, Furnell SM, Lines BL, Ifeachor E