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A method and system for profiling network flows at a measurement point within a computer network is provided. The method includes measuring network flows having invariant features at a measurement point located within routing infrastructure of the computer network to obtain flow statistics. The method also includes aggregating the flow statistics to obtain a traffic profile of the network flows at the measurement point. The method and system utilize the natural hierarchy in the Internet addressing scheme to provide a means for making tractable measurements of network traffic in high-speed networks. Moreover, the method and system adapt dynamically to the changing underlying traffic characteristics to maintain a maximum memory footprint for the profiles. The method and system adapt by adjusting the level of aggregation of the traffic endpoints along a scale from Interface to fully specified network address.

Title
Method and system for profiling network flows at a measurement point within a computer network
Application Number
9/855809
Publication Number
6944673 (B2)
Application Date
May 15, 2001
Publication Date
September 13, 2005
Inventor
Farnam Jahanian
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Gerald R Malan
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Agent
Brooks Kushman P C
Assignee
The Regents of the University of Michigan
MI, US
IPC
G06F 015/16
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