Workshop on NS-3

Research Article

Transactional Traffic Generator Implementation in ns-3

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.simutools.2013.251742,
        author={Yufei Cheng and Egemen Cetinkaya and James Sterbenz},
        title={Transactional Traffic Generator Implementation in ns-3},
        proceedings={Workshop on NS-3},
        keywords={http persistent pipelined implementation traffic distri- butions ns-3 simulation internet traffic},
  • Yufei Cheng
    Egemen Cetinkaya
    James Sterbenz
    Year: 2013
    Transactional Traffic Generator Implementation in ns-3
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.simutools.2013.251742
Yufei Cheng1, Egemen Cetinkaya1, James Sterbenz1,*
  • 1: The University of Kansas
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Traffic generators have been essential for representing real- world traffic in network simulation studies. Furthermore, Internet-like traffic is a necessity when analysing the impact of different kinds of traffic on the network. In this paper, we present the implementation details of our HTTP traf- fic generator in the ns-3 network simulator. It is able to generate Internet-like as well as user-defined HTTP traffic. We further verify the correctness of the traffic distribution function generation module as well as the transaction han- dling mechanisms in this model. Based on different network characteristics from previous work, we are able to generate similar simulation results and carry out more detailed HTTP simulations.