, Volume 43, Issue 3-4, pp 181-195
Date: 17 Oct 2009

Correlation matching method for the weak stationarity test of LRD traffic

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The stationarity test of long-range dependent (LRD) traffic remains a challenge problem in the field of traffic engineering. Due to the importance of traffic theory in the Internet, to find a solution to that problem is greatly desired. This paper presents a method of the weak stationarity test of a single history LRD traffic series of finite length. How to apply this method to testing the stationarity of real traffic is demonstrated. The results in this paper suggest that there may be no general conclusion that traffic is either stationary or non-stationary since the stationarity of traffic is observation-scale dependent. Some of the investigated real-traffic traces that are stationary in an observation scale may be non-stationary in a larger observation scale.