Can't See Forest Through the Trees? Understanding Mixed Network Traffic Graphs From Application Class Distribution
In this paper, the authors study the interaction patterns among traffic from different application classes, namely, how they collaboratively form a mixed traffic activity graph (mixed TAG). Utilizing real traffic traces from a major ISP and a large university network, they show that densely connected sub-graphs or clusters are the building blocks for a mixed TAG. These sub-graphs can be either dependent or independent for different application classes. In addition, clusters from different application classes exhibit repulsive/attractive relationships while they interconnect to form a mixed TAG.