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dc.contributor.advisorXie, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.advisorRohrer, Justin
dc.contributor.authorFortner, Scott
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:05:37Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:05:37Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45856
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractMarine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA) has put forth a requirement for a non-proprietary network traffic replay system that is user friendly and can provide both replay of a network trace file as well as replay based on a statistical model of a network trace file. This thesis attempts to create such a system and to fulfil the requirements set forth by MCTSSA. The system performs as much preprocessing of data as possible, to include loading packet data into a database and creating binary copies of replay packets, which facilitates performing replays multiple times without repetitive processing work. The final system proved to accurately reproduce a capture file with a trace-based replay, while maintaining TCP semantics and the ability to match high volumes of traffic. The major limitation is the need to potentially sacrifice timing accuracy in order to maintain TCP semantic integrity. To accommodate different user implementations, the system supports an option to place the priority on either sequencing or timing, which will guarantee one at the possible expense of the other. Lastly, the statistical model generated from characteristics of the original trace proved to accurately model the original capture and provide for a user-defined replay length. In the end, the MCTSSA requirements were met and further expansion and enhancements were identified to improve performance and usefulness of the system.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleMulti-resolution playback of network trace filesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.subject.authornetwork replayen_US
dc.subject.authorpcapen_US
dc.subject.authorTCPen_US
dc.subject.authorprotocol semanticsen_US
dc.subject.authornetwork traceen_US
dc.subject.authornetwork testingen_US
dc.subject.authornetwork emulationen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Computer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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