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Patent Title: Traffic measurements in packet communications networks

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US5274625
Issue Date: 12-28-1993
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File Date:09-10-1992

Abstract: A packet communications network relies on a few simple parameters to characterize the wide variety of traffic offered to that network, such as peak bit rate, mean bit rate and average packet burst length. A better representation of many types of traffic relies on an equivalent burst length which produces the same loss probability distribution, but assumes that the distribution is uncorrelated and exponential. Access control and bandwidth management based on such an equivalent burst length produces improved decisions due to the more accurate representation of the actual traffic distribution.


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