2nd International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems

Research Article

A Methodology for P2P Traffic Measurement Using Application Signature

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/infoscale.2007.905,
        author={Liu Bin and Li ZhiTang and Tu Hao},
        title={A Methodology for P2P Traffic Measurement Using Application Signature},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems},
        proceedings_a={INFOSCALE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={P2P traffic measurement Netfilter Measurement Algorithms},
        doi={10.4108/infoscale.2007.905}
    }
    
  • Liu Bin
    Li ZhiTang
    Tu Hao
    Year: 2010
    A Methodology for P2P Traffic Measurement Using Application Signature
    INFOSCALE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/infoscale.2007.905
Liu Bin1,*, Li ZhiTang1,*, Tu Hao1,*
  • 1: Network and Computing Center Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 086-027-87541441,430074
*Contact email: bliu@mail.hust.edu.cn, leeying@mail.hust.edu.cn, tuhao@mail.hust.edu.cn

Abstract

P2P application has become tremendously popular over the last few years, now accounting for a significant share of the total network traffic. P2P protocols used arbitrary ports to camouflage its traffic to avoid detection and recognition with standard measurement tools. This paper presents a measurement system which reliably detects and measures P2P traffic in real-time. The methodology is based on using application level signatures implemented by Netfilter extension as well as packet classifier. The results from test in a large university network indicate that this approach not only can significantly improve the P2P traffic volume estimates but also provided the performance required for practical applications.