MAGNeT : Monitor for Application-Generated Network Traffic /

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Over the laqt decade, network practitioners have focused on monitoring, measuring, and characterizing traffic in the network to gain insight into building critical network components (from the protocol stack to routers and switches to network interface cards). Recent research shows that additional insight can be obtained by monitoring traffic at the application level (Le,, before application-sent traffic is modulated by the protocol stack) rather than in the network (i-e., after it is modulated by the protocol stack). Consequently, this paper describes a Monitor for Application-Generated Network Traffic (MAGNeT) that captures traffic generated by the application rather than traffic in the ... continued below

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Feng, W. C. (Wu-Chun); Hay, J. R. (Jeffrey R.) & Gardner, M. K. (Mark K.) January 1, 2001.

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Over the laqt decade, network practitioners have focused on monitoring, measuring, and characterizing traffic in the network to gain insight into building critical network components (from the protocol stack to routers and switches to network interface cards). Recent research shows that additional insight can be obtained by monitoring traffic at the application level (Le,, before application-sent traffic is modulated by the protocol stack) rather than in the network (i-e., after it is modulated by the protocol stack). Consequently, this paper describes a Monitor for Application-Generated Network Traffic (MAGNeT) that captures traffic generated by the application rather than traffic in the network. MAGNeT consists of application programs as well as modifications to the standard Linux kernel. Together, these tools provide the capability of monitoring an application's network behavior and protocol state information in production systems. The use of MAGNeT will enable the research community to construct a library of real traces of application-generated traffic from which researchers can more realistically test network protocol designs and theory. MAGNeT can also be used to verify the correct operation of protocol enhancements and to troubleshoot and tune protocol implementations.

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  • "Submitted to: The Tenth IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks"

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-01-5063
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 975739
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Feng, W. C. (Wu-Chun); Hay, J. R. (Jeffrey R.) & Gardner, M. K. (Mark K.). MAGNeT : Monitor for Application-Generated Network Traffic /, article, January 1, 2001; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc933936/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.