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Queuing Performance of Long-Range Dependent Traffic Regulated by Token-Bucket Policers

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Queuing Performance of Long-Range Dependent Traffic Regulated by Token-Bucket Policers
 Long-range dependence (LRD) is a widely verified property of Internet traffic, which severely affects network performance yielding longer queuing delays. Token-bucket policers are commonly proposed to enforce the statistical profile of input traffic, but they can hardly reduce LRD and thus can be ineffective to protect service level agreements against LRD increase in input traffic. In this paper, we investigate by simulation the queuing performance in a downstream scheduler of LRD traffic regulated by token-bucket policers. We compare the delay distributions of regulated and unregulated LRD flows. We demonstrate that policers reduce significantly the downstream queuing delay, although they do not alter much the 1/f α spectrum of regulated traffic. We observe also that the policed traffic does not obey a plain fractional Gaussian traffic model: first, it is not Gaussian anymore; moreover, also its third-order two-lags covariance is altered by the policer. Finally, we point out that...
Stefano Bregni, Roberto Cioffi, Paolo Giacomazzi
Added 29 May 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where GLOBECOM
Authors Stefano Bregni, Roberto Cioffi, Paolo Giacomazzi
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