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Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition by Priscilla Oppenheimer

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Chapter 4. Characterizing Network Traffic

This chapter describes techniques for characterizing traffic flow, traffic volume, and protocol behavior. The techniques include recognizing traffic sources and data stores, documenting application and protocol usage, and evaluating network traffic caused by common protocols. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to analyze network traffic patterns to help you select appropriate logical and physical network design solutions to meet a customer’s goals.

The previous chapter talked about characterizing the existing network in terms of its structure and performance. Because analyzing the existing situation is an important step in a systems analysis approach to design, this chapter discusses characterizing ...

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