Characterization of BitTorrent Traffic in a Broadband Access Network

  • Zoltán Móczár
  • Sándor Molnár
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 63)


BitTorrent as one of the leading P2P file sharing applications has dominant traffic in broadband access networks. In this paper we present the main characteristics of BitTorrent traffic based on actual measurements taken from a commercial network. Analysis results at both application- and flow-levels are presented and discussed.


traffic measurements traffic analysis BitTorrent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoltán Móczár
    • 1
  • Sándor Molnár
    • 1
  1. 1.High Speed Networks Laboratory Dept. of Telecommunications and Media InformaticsBudapest Univ. of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

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