Modern Application Layer Transmission Patterns from a Transport Perspective

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8362)


We aim to broadly study the ways that modern applications use the underlying protocols and networks. Such an understanding is necessary when designing and optimizing lower-layer protocols. Traditionally—as prior work shows—applications have been well represented as bulk transfers, often preceded by application-layer handshaking. Recent suggestions posit that application evolution has eclipsed this simple model, and a typical pattern is now a series of transactions over a single transport layer connection. In this initial study we examine application transmission patterns via packet traces from two networks to better understand the ways that modern applications use TCP.


Silent Period Local Host Application Behavior Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Modern Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.International Computer Science InstituteBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Independent ScientistSouth BendUSA

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