3rd International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities (TridentCom)

Research Article

Measurement of IP Packet Flow and Evaluation with VINS

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/TRIDENTCOM.2007.4444735,
        author={Nanjun Li},
        title={Measurement of IP Packet Flow and Evaluation with VINS},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities (TridentCom)},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={VINS IP Simulation Measurement},
        doi={10.1109/TRIDENTCOM.2007.4444735}
    }
    
  • Nanjun Li
    Year: 2010
    Measurement of IP Packet Flow and Evaluation with VINS
    TRIDENTCOM
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.1109/TRIDENTCOM.2007.4444735
Nanjun Li1,*
  • 1: Hasso Plattner Institute at University of Potsdam Potsdam, 14482, Germany
*Contact email: Nanjun.Li@hpi.uni-potsdam.de

Abstract

Due to enormous complexity of Internet topology and diversity of nodes’ behavior, some important attributes of IP packet flows are not measurable in real world with existing technologies. However, by adequately simulating network nodes’ behavior and evaluating their performance, new insights into IP packet flows can be gained. With a brief review on today’s Internet architecture and recent development of the Visualized IP-based Network Simulator (VINS), this paper applies VINS to measure IP packet flows in a simulated network. We investigate the causes of packet loop and find the Time-To-Live (TTL) control may not work as expected in some circumstances. A slight modification of TTL control is proposed and tested with VINS, which may strengthen the capability of loop detection in a domain of nodes.