Date Added: May 2009
Support Vector Machines (SVM) represent one of the most promising Machine Learning (ML) tools that can be applied to the problem of traffic classification in IP networks. In the case of SVMs, there are still open questions that need to be addressed before they can be generally applied to traffic classifiers. Having being designed essentially as techniques for binary classification, their generalization to multi-class problems is still under research. Furthermore, their performance is highly susceptible to the correct optimization of their working parameters. This paper describes an approach to traffic classification based on SVM.