Universita' degli Studi di Napoli ''Federico II'' (Italy)
Plab is a software platform for packet capture and analysis. It is capable to extract, either from live traffic or from file traces of network traffic, several measures by decomposing traffic according to different definitions of sessions: by host, flow, and conversation. Inside each session Inter Packet Times (IPT) and Packet Sizes (PS) series and other statistics are extracted. All the data is written into textfiles which can be directly loaded into software for statistical analysis (e.g. Matlab). Several features for traffic filtering have been implemented. Moreover, filters in tcpdump/bpf syntax can be used. Plab runs under Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS X. It tries to use as few processing resources as possible and it is has been tested even with traffic traces of hundreds millions packets associated to millions of conversations.
Plab is released under the terms of GNU GPL version 2.
*Software Disclaimer: we assume no responsibility whatsoever for using Plab.
When refering to Plab, please cite the following Reference: A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, and G. Ventre, "A Packet-level Characterization of Network Traffic", 11th IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling, Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD 2006), ISBN 0-7803-9536-0, pp. 38-45 - Trento (Italy), June 2006
- Alessandro De Peppo
If you are interested in collaborating with us or in opportunities in Traffic, please send an e-mail to Antonio Pescapè