August 01, 2018

Fast flow volume estimation

  • Ben Basat R.
  • Einziger G.
  • Friedman R.

The increasing popularity of jumbo frames means growing variance in the size of packets transmitted in modern networks. Consequently, network monitoring tools must maintain explicit traffic volume statistics rather than settle for packet counting as before. We present constant time algorithms for volume estimations in streams and sliding windows, which are faster than previous work. Our solutions are formally analyzed and are extensively evaluated over multiple real-world packet traces as well as synthetic ones. For streams, we demonstrate a run-time improvement of up to 2.4X compared to the state of the art. On sliding windows, we exhibit a memory reduction of over 100X on all traces and an asymptotic runtime improvement to a constant. Finally, we apply our approach to hierarchical heavy hitters and achieve an empirical 2.4-7X speedup.

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© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Recent studies in social media spam and automation provide anecdotal argumentation of the rise of a new generation of spambots, so-called social spambots. Here, for the first time, we extensively study this novel ...