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Packet analyzer

About: Packet analyzer is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 8797 publications have been published within this topic receiving 181290 citations. The topic is also known as: network analyzer & protocol analyzer.


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Robert M. Metcalfe1, David R. Boggs1
TL;DR: The design principles and implementation are described, based on experience with an operating Ethernet of 100 nodes along a kilometer of coaxial cable, of a model for estimating performance under heavy loads and a packet protocol for error controlled communication.
Abstract: Ethernet is a branching broadcast communication system for carrying digital data packets among locally distributed computing stations. The packet transport mechanism provided by Ethernet has been used to build systems which can be viewed as either local computer networks or loosely coupled multiprocessors. An Ethernet's shared communication facility, its Ether, is a passive broadcast medium with no central control. Coordination of access to the Ether for packet broadcasts is distributed among the contending transmitting stations using controlled statistical arbitration. Switching of packets to their destinations on the Ether is distributed among the receiving stations using packet address recognition. Design principles and implementation are described, based on experience with an operating Ethernet of 100 nodes along a kilometer of coaxial cable. A model for estimating performance under heavy loads and a packet protocol for error controlled communication are included for completeness.

1,701 citations

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TL;DR: It is argued that controlled link-sharing is an essential component that can provide gateways with the flexibility to accommodate emerging applications and network protocols.
Abstract: Discusses the use of link-sharing mechanisms in packet networks and presents algorithms for hierarchical link-sharing. Hierarchical link-sharing allows multiple agencies, protocol families, or traffic types to share the bandwidth on a link in a controlled fashion. Link-sharing and real-time services both require resource management mechanisms at the gateway. Rather than requiring a gateway to implement separate mechanisms for link-sharing and real-time services, the approach in the paper is to view link-sharing and real-time service requirements as simultaneous, and in some respect complementary, constraints at a gateway that can be implemented with a unified set of mechanisms. While it is not possible to completely predict the requirements that might evolve in the Internet over the next decade, the authors argue that controlled link-sharing is an essential component that can provide gateways with the flexibility to accommodate emerging applications and network protocols. >

1,181 citations

25 Jan 1993
TL;DR: The BSD Packet Filter (BPF) uses a new, register-based filter evaluator that is up to 20 times faster than the original design, and uses a straighforward buffering strategy that makes its overall performance up to 100 times better than Sun's NIT running on the same hardware.
Abstract: Many versions of Unix provide facilities for user-level packet capture, making possible the use of general purpose workstations for network monitoring. Because network monitors run as user-level processes, packets must be copied across the kernel/user-space protection boundary. This copying can be minimized by deploying a kernel agent called a packet filter, which discards unwanted packets as early as possible. The original Unix packet filter was designed around a stack-based filter evaluator that performs sub-optimally on current RISC CPUs. The BSD Packet Filter (BPF) uses a new, register-based filter evaluator that is up to 20 times faster than the original design. BPF alson uses a straighforward buffering strategy that makes its overall performance up to 100 times faster than Sun's NIT running on the same hardware.

1,036 citations

Patent
19 Apr 2002
TL;DR: In this paper, a system for protecting the transmission of packet streams between a host computer and one or more client computers, and upon reception, reconstructing any outage damage caused during the transmission to the packet streams, and digitally recording the reconstructed packet streams to a file.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for (1) protecting the transmission of packet streams between a host computer and one or more client computers, and (2) upon reception, (a) reconstructing any outage damage caused during the transmission to the packet streams, and (b) digitally recording the reconstructed packet streams to a file. The present invention also relates to a method for dynamically generating a file index table as the packet stream is being digitally recorded.

968 citations

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01 Jan 1987
TL;DR: The algorithms are described and illustrated how the PRNET provides highly reliable network transport and datagram service, by dynamically determining optimal routes, effectively controlling congestion, and fairly allocating the channel in the face of changing link conditions, mobility, and varying traffic loads.
Abstract: In this paper we describe the current state of the DARPA packet radio network. Fully automated algorithms and protocols to organize, control, maintain, and move traffic through the packet radio network have been designed, implemented, and tested. By means of protocols, networks of about 50 packet radios with some degree of nodal mobility can be organized and maintained under a fully distributed mode of control. We have described the algorithms and illustrated how the PRNET provides highly reliable network transport and datagram service, by dynamically determining optimal routes, effectively controlling congestion, and fairly allocating the channel in the face of changing link conditions, mobility, and varying traffic loads.

889 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
202312
202234
202133
202083
201990
2018104