Uncovering Artifacts of Flow Measurement Tools

  • Ítalo Cunha
  • Fernando Silveira
  • Ricardo Oliveira
  • Renata Teixeira
  • Christophe Diot
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00975-4_19

Volume 5448 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Cunha Í., Silveira F., Oliveira R., Teixeira R., Diot C. (2009) Uncovering Artifacts of Flow Measurement Tools. In: Moon S.B., Teixeira R., Uhlig S. (eds) Passive and Active Network Measurement. PAM 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5448. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper analyzes the performance of two implementations of J-Flow, the flow measurement tool deployed on most Juniper routers. Our work relies on both controlled experiments and analysis of traces collected at Abilene and GEANT, which provide most of the flow traces used in the research community. We uncover two measurement artifacts in J-Flow traces: a periodic pattern and measurement gaps. We investigate routers’ features that trigger these artifacts and show their impact on applications that use flow traces.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ítalo Cunha
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fernando Silveira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ricardo Oliveira
    • 3
  • Renata Teixeira
    • 2
  • Christophe Diot
    • 1
  1. 1.ThomsonFrance
  2. 2.UPMC Paris UniversitasFrance
  3. 3.UCLAUSA