Network Traffic from Anarchy Online: Analysis, Statistics and Applications

Author: University of Oslo

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Contact: Any questions, requests, and feedbacks should be sent to: Andreas Petlund (apetlund@ifi.uio.no)

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Description

Presented dataset (a real-world, server-side packet trace) is from Anarchy Online. Anarchy Online is a science fiction-themed massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG), published and developed by Funcom. Statistics from the network traffic are presented and it ios shown that it is a representative dataset for similar games. From the dataset, one can extract several key characteristics from such scenarios like payload sizes, packet rates, data delivery latencies, retransmission statistics, loss rates and stream correlation. The dataset can be used several ways: by replaying the game traffic, components like congestion control mechanisms, middlewares, packet schedulers, router queue behaviour, etc. can be analysed. Based on the observed statistics from the trace, such interactive game traffic shows completely different behaviour compared to the greedy, high-rate streams most network mechanisms are designed for, e.g., file download, video streaming and web-surfing. The dataset can be used to push research forward in the field of system support for games.

Access

The files are available for download via HTTP. Link: http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~claypool/mmsys-dataset/2012/anarchy/ Dataset can be downloaded in one PCAP file: Link: http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~claypool/mmsys-dataset/2012/anarchy/anarchy-online-server-side-packet-trace-1hr.pcap

License

[PHH12] A. Petlund, P. Halvorsen, P. Hansen, T. Lindgren, R. Casais, C. Griwodz, Network Traffic from Anarchy Online: Analysis, Statistics and Applications, Proceedings of the Second ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys), Chapel Hill, NC, USA, February 22-24, 2012.

References and Citation

Use of the datasets in published work should be acknowledged by a full citation to the paper [PHH12] at the MMSys conference (MMSys 12, February 22-24, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, Copyright 2012 ACM 978-1-4503-1131-1/12/02).

References

  • PHH12: A. Petlund, P. Halvorsen, P. Hansen, T. Lindgren, R. Casais, C. Griwodz, Network Traffic from Anarchy Online: Analysis, Statistics and Applications, Proceedings of the Second ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys), Chapel Hill, NC, USA, February 22-24, 2012.