A Novel Self-Similar (S2) Traffic Filter to Enhance E-Business Success by Improving Internet Communication Channel Fault Tolerance

  • Allan K. Y. Wong
  • Wilfred W. K. Lin
  • Tharam S. Dillon
  • Jackei H. K. Wong
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4671)


Internet traffic patterns can cause serious buffer overflow in electronic business (e-business) systems. This leads to widespread retransmission that prolongs the service roundtrip time (RTT). As a result customers are unhappy and avoid returning to do more business. The previous Real-Time Traffic Pattern Detector (RTPD) was proposed to improve Internet channel fault tolerance. With RTPD support time-critical applications can identify the traffic patterns and invoke the corresponding measures to neutralize their ill effects in a dynamic manner. The extant RTPD, however, cannot detect self-similar traffic. This inspired the development of the novel self-similarity (S 2) filter proposed in this paper, which makes the RTPD capability more complete. The “RTPD + S 2” package is the enhanced RTPD or ERTPD package. The test results indicate that the addition of the S 2 mechanism can indeed contribute to improved e-business communication channels over the Internet.


S2 filter e-business Internet traffic ERTPD dynamic buffer size tuning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan K. Y. Wong
    • 1
  • Wilfred W. K. Lin
    • 2
  • Tharam S. Dillon
    • 2
  • Jackei H. K. Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong S.A.R. 
  2. 2.Faculty of Information Technology, University of Technology SydneyAustralia

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