4th International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques

Research Article

A new tool for generating realistic Internet traffic in NS-3

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.simutools.2011.245548,
        author={Doreid Ammar and Thomas Begin and Isabelle Guerin-Lassous},
        title={A new tool for generating realistic Internet traffic in NS-3},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2012},
        month={7},
        keywords={Network simulator 3 traffic generator model Long Range Dependent Poisson Pareto Burst Process.},
        doi={10.4108/icst.simutools.2011.245548}
    }
    
  • Doreid Ammar
    Thomas Begin
    Isabelle Guerin-Lassous
    Year: 2012
    A new tool for generating realistic Internet traffic in NS-3
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.simutools.2011.245548
Doreid Ammar1,*, Thomas Begin2, Isabelle Guerin-Lassous2
  • 1: INRIA
  • 2: Université Lyon 1
*Contact email: doreid.ammar@ens-lyon.fr

Abstract

This paper provides a contribution for NS-3 consisting of a new tool for generating Internet traffic. This tool is based on the Poisson Pareto Burst Process (PPBP), a Long-Range Dependent (LRD) model for network traffic. The PPBP model provides a simple and accurate network traffic generator that matches statistical properties of real-life IP networks. We have implemented this model in NS-3. We evaluate the computing performance of this PPBP implementation. Our results show a moderate overhead introduction in terms of memory needs and a roughly identical cost in CPU time as compared to a simple Poisson traffic generator.