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Comparative Analysis of Packet Filtering Algorithms with Implementation

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Computer Studies and Research, Symbiosis International University, Pune, INDIA
  • 2 Allana Institute of Management Science, Pune University, Pune, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 72-82, February,2 (2015)


Packet classification is an essential part of networking tools like firewalls and routers. All the packets have to be categorized systematically to facilitate broadband internet facilities, as well as a host of applications, embracing Internet gaming, Video on Demand (VoD), TV/Radio and e-businesses, which unceasingly necessitate an cutting-edge intensity of transmission bandwidth, meticulous Quality of Service (QoS) and elaborate security. This dissertation presents a fair appraisal and analysis of packet classification algorithms, BV, HiCuts and DimCut which are constructed on a decision tree structure. The assessment has been piloted on procedures based on analogous principles and design selections. Performance capacities have been obtained by assigning the applied classifiers in an identical set-up of trial environments. Our core involvement in this effort is an unbiased comparison with mutual norms and assessment cases, by affording a standardized appraisal of the three classification algorithms. This work stresses the evaluation of high performance packet classification systems, which are considered necessary to facilitate futuristic routers and switching systems to achieve combat security risks in a very good speed environment. In this study, we have elucidated our erstwhile recommended DimCut packet classification algorithm, and compared it with the HiCut and BV decision tree packet classification algorithms. The proposed improvements have been corroborated by simulated trials.


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