19 - STUDENT - Internet’s Traffic Statistics Reports

Martijn Hoogesteger, Ricardo de O. Schmidt, Anna Sperotto, Aiko Pras (University of Twente)

Internet traffic statistics can provide valuable information to network analysts and researchers about the way nowadays networks are used. In the past, such information was provided by Internet2 in a public website called Internet2 NetFlow: Weekly Reports. The website reported traffic statistics from the Abilene network on a weekly basis. At that time, the network connected 230 research institutes with a 10Gb/s link. Although these reports were limited to the behavior of the Albeline’s users,
many works, published at top conferences and journals, have used the Internet2’s Weekly Reports as a source of information on Internet traffic statistics. Unfortunately, Internet2 discontinued Weekly Reports in April 2010 and, to the best of our knowledge, there is no information of this kind available to the public nowadays. This poster will present our project for recreating an extended version of the Internet’s traffic weekly reports. The main idea of this work is to collect data from different sources around the world, generate network traffic statistics and make them available in a public repository with a friendly user interface. The aim is to have continuous traffic reports that, after a long period of data collection, will allow us to understand the evolution of Internet traffic. Traffic data will be
collected at, for example, Internet Service Providers, NRENs and universities, allowing us to have a broad picture of the Inernet usage. Traffic statistics will be generated from flow data (e.g., NetFlow).
Our poster will illustrate the entire process from traffic data collection to statistics generation and presentation. With this project, we aim to once again provide such valuable information to network engineers, analysts and research community.

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