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Packet telephony is of increasing interest in both the telecommunications and Internet communities. The emergence of packet telephony will create new services, and presents an opportunity to rethink how conventional telephony services are implemented. In this paper, we present an architecture for Te-lephony Over Packet networkS (TOPS). TOPS allows users to(More)
Understanding the variability of Internet traffic in backbone networks is essential to better plan and manage existing networks, as well as to design next generation networks. However, most traffic analyses that might be used to approach this problem are based on detailed packet or flow level measurements, which are usually not available throughout a large(More)
The application of an IP-based control plane to optical networks has opened up new opportunities and challenges for network designers. Although much work has been done on standardization of protocols for IP networks, the applicability of these protocols to controlling optical networks and the overall reliability of optical networks needs further(More)
Prism's content naming, management, discovery, and redirection mechanisms support high-quality streaming media services in an IP-based content distribution network. W ith the emergence of broad-band access networks and powerful personal computer systems, the demand for network-delivered full-motion streaming video is growing. While the traditional Web(More)
The emergence of the Internet as a pervasive communication medium, and the widespread availability of digital video technology have led to the rise of several net-worked streaming media applications such as live video broadcasts, distance education and corporate telecasts. This paper studies the traffic associated with two major categories of streaming(More)
Edge-Side Includes (ESI) is an open markup language that allows content providers to break their pages into fragments with individual caching characteristics. A page is reassembled from ESI fragments by a content delivery network (CDN) at an edge server, which selectively downloads from the origin content server only those fragments that are necessary (as(More)
Communities of interest (COI) have been applied in a variety of environments ranging from characterizing the online buying behavior of individuals to detecting fraud in telephone networks. The common thread among these applications is that the historical COI of an individual can be used to predict future behavior as well as the behavior of other members of(More)