Cndnsd Vrsn: 4 PM Wednesday May 12 ACS Room 123 - Internet
Traffic Measurement and Characterization
The April meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group will be held at 4:00
P.M. on Wednesday May 12.
Evi Nemeth of the University of Colorado faculty will discuss the
measurement and characterization of Internet traffic.
MCI and CAIDA (Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis)
have dedicated passive measurement boxes (OXcMONS's) on the MCI
backbone and at key exchange points. Evi's talk will summarize the data
seen on these networks including protocol distributions, packet sizes,
flow characteristics, network and AS matrices, etc. She will also
present data from an active measurement tool, skitter, that has been
used to probe the Internet at about 30,000 key server hosts. FRUUG
members will get a feel for the traffic on the Internet and changes in that
traffic over the last couple of years.
Evi's FRUUG talks have always been full of interesting information,
and this presentation will no doubt follow suit. Since this is
an Internet-related talk, Addison-Wesley has provided us with some
of their recent networking-related titles to give away at this meeting,
so be sure to bring your business card for the drawing.
This meeting will be in room 123 of
the CU Academic Computing Center building at Arapahoe and Marine Streets in
Boulder. Marine St intersects Arapahoe at 38th St; the Computing Center is
on the southwest corner.
At our April meeting, Joe VanAndel presented an overview of working
with The Z Object Publishing Environment (ZOPE - http://www.zope.org) to smoothly integrate
Web front-ends with database back-ends. Joe demonstrated some
sample programs that got us all really thinking about the new
paradigms that this freely-available software presents. His
viewgraphs are available on
our previous meetings page.
We have several additions to the FRUUG library this month,
and a copy of those marked with asterisks will be given away at
***Removing the Spam, Email Processing and Filtering ,
by Geoff Mulligan, courtesy of Addison-Wesley
***PPP Design and Debugging ,
by James Carlson, courtesy of Addison-Wesley
***BGP4 Inter-Domain Routing in the Internet,
by John Stewart, courtesy of Addison-Wesley
Connecting to the Internet,
A Practical Guide about LAN-Internet Connectivity, by
Andrew Ward, courtesy of Addison-Wesley
Kerberos-- A Network Authentication System
by Brian Tung, draft copy courtesy of Addison-Wesley.
The Java Virtual Machine Specification, Second Edition
for the Java 2 Platform, by Tim Lindholm and Frank Yellin, courtesy
You may check books out using your business card as your library card; you
must be on the membership list to check books out. Books are due at the
following the one in which they are checked out. If you don't
return your library books by the next meeting, you might find
yourself on our overdue book list.
We count on you returning books on time so that other members
may have the chance to use them as well.
Remember that your FRUUG membership entitles you to 20% off
books from O'Reilly & Associates when ordered through their
toll-free number, (800) 998-9938. Mention discount code DSUG.
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