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In this paper we present a new model of Web traffic and its applications in the performance evaluation of Web servers. We consider typical user hypertext navigation behavior within a Web server. We propose a traffic model at the session level, formulated as a stochastic marked point process, which describes when users arrive and how they browse the server.(More)
With the increasing popularity of the World Wide Web, the amount of information available and the use of Web servers are growing exponentially. As a consequence, the number of requests to popular Web servers increases exponentially as well. In order to reduce the overhead induced by frequent requests to the same documents, server caching, also referred to(More)
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