Access Networks. 5th International ICST Conference on Access Networks, AccessNets 2010 and First ICST International Workshop on Autonomic Networking and Self-Management in Access Networks, SELFMAGICNETS 2010, Budapest, Hungary, November 3-5, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Characterization of BitTorrent Traffic in a Broadband Access Network

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_14,
        author={Zolt\^{a}n M\^{o}cz\^{a}r and S\^{a}ndor Moln\^{a}r},
        title={Characterization of BitTorrent Traffic in a Broadband Access Network},
        proceedings={Access Networks. 5th International ICST Conference on Access Networks, AccessNets 2010 and First ICST International Workshop on Autonomic Networking and Self-Management in Access Networks, SELFMAGICNETS 2010, Budapest, Hungary, November 3-5, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ACCESSNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={traffic measurements traffic analysis BitTorrent},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_14}
    }
    
  • Zoltán Móczár
    Sándor Molnár
    Year: 2012
    Characterization of BitTorrent Traffic in a Broadband Access Network
    ACCESSNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_14
Zoltán Móczár1,*, Sándor Molnár1,*
  • 1: Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics
*Contact email: moczar.zoltan@gmail.com, molnar@tmit.bme.hu

Abstract

BitTorrent as one of the leading P2P file sharing applications has dominant traffic in broadband access networks. In this paper we present the main characteristics of BitTorrent traffic based on actual measurements taken from a commercial network. Analysis results at both application- and flow-levels are presented and discussed.