Per flow packet sampling for high-speed network monitoring

This source preferred by Damien Fay

Authors: Fay, D., Canini, M., Miller, D.J., Moore, A.W. and Bolla, R.

Start date: 5 January 2009

Publisher: IEEE

Abstract We present a per-flow packet sampling method that enables the real-time classification of high-speed network traffic. Our method, based upon the partial sampling of each flow (ie, performing sampling at only early stages in each flow's lifetime), provides a sufficient reduction in total traffic (eg, a factor of five in packets, a factor of ten in bytes) as to allow practical implementations at one Gigabit/s, and, using limited hardware assistance, ten Gigabit/s.

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