Do you know what you are generating?

Alberto Dainotti, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè
2007 Proceedings of the 2007 ACM CoNEXT conference on - CoNEXT '07  
Software-based traffic generators are commonly used in experimental research on computer networks. However, there are no much studies focusing on how such instruments are accurate. Here we start a discussion reviewing the problem of using software-based traffic generators over common hardware/software, highlighting interesting issues that pose some threats to common beliefs. We started comparing the operator-requested traffic profile against the real behavior of commonly used software-based
more » ... software-based traffic generators. We aim at performing tests under different conditions and looking both at packet/bit rate and inter-packet time distribution. Preliminary results show notable differences in some cases, opening the way to interesting discussions and further investigations.
doi:10.1145/1364654.1364695 dblp:conf/conext/DainottiBP07 fatcat:yrcnqfblprhbfdu4nlaixksaz4