Obtaining Internet Flow Statistics by Volunteer-Based System

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Abstract

In this paper we demonstrate how the Volunteer Based System for Research on the Internet, developed at Aalborg University, can be used for creating statistics of Internet usage. Since the data is collected on individual machines, the statistics can be made on the basis of both individual users and groups of users, and as such be useful also for segmentation of users intro groups. We present results with data collected from real users over several months; in particular we demonstrate how the system can be used for studying flow characteristics - the amount of TCP and UDP flows, average flow lengths, and average flow durations. The paper is concluded with a discussion on what further statistics can be made, and the further development of the system.
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In this paper we demonstrate how the Volunteer Based System for Research on the Internet, developed at Aalborg University, can be used for creating statistics of Internet usage. Since the data is collected on individual machines, the statistics can be made on the basis of both individual users and groups of users, and as such be useful also for segmentation of users intro groups. We present results with data collected from real users over several months; in particular we demonstrate how the system can be used for studying flow characteristics - the amount of TCP and UDP flows, average flow lengths, and average flow durations. The paper is concluded with a discussion on what further statistics can be made, and the further development of the system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage Processing & Communications Challenges 4
Number of pages8
Volume184
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date8 Sep 2012
Edition2013
Pages261-268
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-32383-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-32384-3
DOI
StatePublished - 8 Sep 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
SeriesAdvances in Soft Computing
Number2013
Volume184
ISSN1615-3871

    Research areas

  • volunteer-based system, traffic monitoring, data collecting, Internet measurement, Internet flows

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