Multiplexing Traffic at the Entrance to Wide-Area Networks

  title={Multiplexing Traffic at the Entrance to Wide-Area Networks},
  author={Ram{\'o}n C{\'a}ceres},
Many application-level traffic streams, or conversations, are multiplexed at the points where local-area networks meet the wide-area portion of an internetwork. Multiplexing policies and mechanisms acting at these points should provide good performance to each conversation, allocate network resources fairly among conversations, and make efficient use of network resources. In order to characterize wide-area network traffic, we have analyzed traces from four Internet sites. We identify… CONTINUE READING