Networking

CDNsim: A Simulation Tool for Content Distribution Networks

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Executive Summary

Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) have gained considerable attention in the past few years. Hence there is need for developing frameworks for carrying out CDN simulations. In this paper, the authors present a modeling and simulation framework for CDNs, called CDNsim. CDNsim has been designated to provide a realistic simulation for CDNs, simulating the surrogate servers, the TCP/IP protocol, and the main CDN functions. The main advantages of this tool are its high performance, its extensibility, and its user interface, which is used to configure its parameters.

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