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Sets, Bags, and Rock and Roll? Analyzing Large Data Sets of Network Data

March 2004 White Paper
John McHugh

In this paper, John McHugh describes problems with monitoring and analyzing traffic on high-speed networks.


Software Engineering Institute


As network traffic increases, the problems associated with monitoring and analyzing the traffic on high speed networks become increasingly difficult. In this paper, we introduce a new conceptual framework based on sets of IP addresses, for coming to grips with this problem. The analytical techniques are described and illustrated with examples drawn from a dataset collected from a large operational network.