4th International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools

Research Article

A Recursive Formula for Estimating the Packet Loss Rate in IP Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.VALUETOOLS2009.8015,
        author={Thomas  Bonald},
        title={A Recursive Formula for Estimating the Packet Loss Rate in IP Networks},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={VALUETOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Multirate systems Kaufman-Roberts formula.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.VALUETOOLS2009.8015}
    }
    
  • Thomas Bonald
    Year: 2010
    A Recursive Formula for Estimating the Packet Loss Rate in IP Networks
    VALUETOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.VALUETOOLS2009.8015
Thomas Bonald1,*
  • 1: Orange Labs, IssylesMoulineaux, France
*Contact email: thomas.bonald@orange-ftgroup.com

Abstract

We present a recursive formula for estimating the packet loss rate in IP networks. Specifically, we consider a single link whose capacity is shared dynamically by elastic data flows, each characterized by some peak rate, and derive the for- mula from the steady-state distribution of the number and peak rates of ongoing flows. The result is particularly useful for dimensioning ISP backhaul networks that aggregate the traffic of various types of users.