Flow analysis of internet traffic: World wide web versus peer-to-peer

Tatsuya Mori*, Masato Uchida, Shigeki Goto

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) applications have been expanding rapidly in recent years, and the contribution of P2P to present Internet traffic is close to that of the World Wide Web (WWW). In this study, the flow of WWW and P2P traffic is analyzed by network measurement. The characteristics of WWW and P2P are examined, especially in terms of the flow arrival interval, flow duration, flow size, and flow rate. Based on the results of the analysis, the effect of a P2P flow increase on the overall traffic characteristics is investigated. The results of this study will be utilized in network design, proposals for control procedures, and traffic modeling, considering the traffic characteristics of particular applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-81
Number of pages12
JournalSystems and Computers in Japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 1


  • Measurement
  • Pareto principle
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P)
  • Traffic
  • World Wide Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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