Rigorous experimentation is emerging as the preferred method for validating the benefits of protocols, especially those affecting quality of service. The emulation of traffic generators provides a compact and efficient method for testing protocols and techniques in a realistic context. Models of user behavior serve as the basis for the trafgen traffic emulator and are subject to refinement as our knowledge expands. The project in this study uses a layered approach to study different Internet applications and protocols including the hypertext transfer protocol, http.
Chinchilla, Rigoberto; Hoag, John; Koonce, David; Kruse, Hans; Osterman, Shawn; and Wang, Yufei, "Characterization of Internet Traffic and User Classification: Foundations for the Next Generation of Network Emulation" (2002). Faculty Research & Creative Activity. 10.