Mark Allman / ICSI @mallman_icsi

Tom Callahan. A Longitudinal Evaluation of HTTP, Master's Thesis, Case Western Reserve University, April 2012.
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In this thesis we analyze over five years of HTTP traffic observed at a small research institute and eight months of HTTP traffic from a small residential population to charac- terize the evolution of various facets of web operation. We leverage the longitudinal data to study various characteristics of the traffic, from client and server behavior to object and connection characteristics. In addition, we assess how the delivery of content is structured, including the use of browser caches, the efficacy of network-based proxy caches, and the use of content delivery networks.


    author = "Tom Callahan",
    title  = "{A Longitudinal Evaluation of HTTP}",
    school = "Case Western Reserve University",
    year   = 2012,
    month  = apr,

Papers from this thesis:
  • Tom Callahan, Mark Allman, Vern Paxson. A Longitudinal View of HTTP Traffic. Passive and Active Measurement Conference, April 2010.
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