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Experimental analysis of the correlation of HTTP GET invocations

Reinecke, Philipp, van Moorsel, Aad P. A. and Wolter, Katinka 2006. Experimental analysis of the correlation of HTTP GET invocations. Presented at: EPEW 2006: 3rd European Performance Engineering Workshop, Budapest, Hungary, 21-22 June 2006. Published in: Horvath, Andras and Telek, Miklos eds. Formal Methods and Stochastic Models for Performance Evaluation: Third European Performance Engineering Workshop, EPEW 2006, Budapest, Hungary, June 21-22, 2006. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Springer, 226 - 237. 10.1007/11777830_16

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Abstract

In this paper we experimentally investigate if optimal retry times can be determined based on models that assume independence of successive tries. We do this using data obtained for HTTP GET. This data provides application-perceived timing characteristics for the various phases of web page download, including response times for TCP connection set-ups and individual object downloads. The data consists of pairs of consecutive downloads for over one thousand randomly chosen URLs. Our analysis shows that correlation exists for normally completed invocations, but is remarkably low for relatively slow downloads. This implies that for typical situations in which retries are applied, models relying on the independence assumption are appropriate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540353621
ISSN: 1611-3349
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 10:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/124305

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