Accurate characterization of WWW traffic

Abdullah Balamash, Marwan Krunz

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World wide web (WWW) traffic models are used to generate representative workloads that can be used for cache design and the study of "what if" scenarios for WWW-servers planning. Such models should incorporate the essential WWW traffic properties, including temporal locality, spatial locality, and popularity. In this paper, we propose a new WWW server traffic model that accurately captures these properties. Our model uses the inter-request distance string, which we found to be more accurate than the previously proposed stack distance approach in capturing traffic properties. Trace-driven simulation is used to demonstrate the goodness of the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2184-2188
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Conference on Communications - Paris, France
Duration: Jun 20 2004Jun 24 2004


  • Inter-request distance
  • Multifractals
  • Stack distance
  • WWW modeling
  • Web caching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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