Performance and deployment issues for networked applications

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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines Unit Code BN208 Unit Title Networked Applications Assessment Type Individual Assignment #02 (T2_2018) Assessment Title Analyse Network Performance Prepared by Mr. Ameet Kumar Moderated by Dr. Fariza Sabrina Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping)

This assignment is designed to develop student’s analytical understanding of different distributed network conditions. At the completion of this assignment, students should be able to:

d) Discuss performance and deployment issues for networked applications;

e) Utilize appropriate industry tools and techniques to manage networked applications

Weight 20% Total Marks 50 Word limit 1000 – 1500 Due Date 28th September, 2018 (23:55) Submission Guidelines

• All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a completed Assessment Cover Page.

• The assessment must be in MS Word format, 1.15 spacing, 12-pt Calibri (Body) font and normal margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.

• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.

• The report should be in MS word format submitted on Moodle on time.

Extension If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly to the School’s Administration Officer, in Melbourne on Level 6 or in Sydney on Level 7. You must submit this application three working days prior to the due date of the assessment. Further information is available at: http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies- procedures-and-guidelines/special consideration deferment

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BN208 Networked Application Assignment 2 Page 2 of 5

Prepared by: Mr. Ameet Kumar Moderated by: Dr. Fariza Sabrina August, 2018

Assignment #02 Description

This assignment is to designed to develop student’s analytical skills in addition to Wireshark utilization to capture data from live network traffic. Through the labs, students have learned how to analyse HTTP packets, TCP packets streams, audio streaming with TCP. Students have learned to identify the performance parameters such as load distribution, throughput graph, time sequence graph, flow graph and window scaling graph.

Overview and General Instructions of Assignment

Students need to use captured Wireshark data to explain the performance of the distributed system behind the given web system. In report, students need to focus on the effect of different browsing data on graphs, and justify the effect of it. Task-1a From the (MIT lab Network), students need to chase and capture data packets from http://gaia.cs.umass.edu/wireshark-labs/INTRO-wireshark-file1.html

a) List 3 different protocols that appear in the protocol column in the unfiltered packet-listing window in. Support your answer with an appropriate screenshot from your computer.

b) How long did it take from when the HTTP GET message was sent until the HTTP OK reply was received? (By default, the value of the Time column in the packet-listing window is the amount of time, in seconds, since Wireshark tracing began. To display the Time field in time-of-day format, select the Wireshark View pull down menu, then select Time Display Format, then select Time-of-day.)

c) What is the Internet address of the gaia.cs.umass.edu? What is the Internet address of your computer? Support your answer with an appropriate screenshot from your computer.

Task – 1b From the (MIT lab Network), students need to chase and capture data packets from three websites in the table below (Table 1). Students have to analyse the performance for each website in regards of:

 Load Distribution  Throughput Graph  Time Sequence Graph  Flow Graph (Both general and TCP flow)  Window Scaling Graph

Websites Performance Parameters

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/

https://www.amazon.com.au

http://howeverythingworks.org/

o Load Distribution o throughput graph and o Time Sequence graph o Flow graph (Both general and TCP flow) o Window scaling graph

Table 1: Websites, analytical tools/performance parameters

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/
https://www.amazon.com.au/
http://howeverythingworks.org/

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Task – 2

Investigate streaming audio delivery over TCP by listening to Internet live radio and capturing the transmitted packets. From a second network (Home, work, etc.), students have to chase and capture one more website which has an audio stream (such as radio stations, e.g http://www.radioau.net/ Students are free to choose any website. Show your analysis using TCP Stream Graph and Time Sequences Graph.

http://www.radioau.net/

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NB: You can also demonstrate other statistics that you find to be significant for analysing this network traffic.

Marking Criteria/Report Structure:

Report must have five sections, each section title as the table below:

Section to be included

in the report Description of the section Marks

Introduction Outline of the report 5

Task -1a Task-1b

Explain about the captured data 5

The significance of the project to given performance parameters. Analyse the topic in terms of network performance.

15

Task -2 Explain briefly the output of the graphs. Analyse the topic in terms of network performance.

10

Reporting The quality of the report (report style) Grammar and Syntax check

5

Conclusion Write short conclusion of the report 5

Reference style Follow IEEE reference style At least of 5 different references

5

Total 50

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Marking Rubric for Assignment #2: Total Marks 50

Grade Mark

HD 40-50 DI 35-39 CR 30-34 P 25-29 Fail <25

Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Introduction /5

All topics are pertinent and covered in depth. Ability to think critically and source material is

Topics are relevant and soundly analysed.

Generally relevant and analysed.

Some relevance and briefly presented.

This is not relevant to the assessment topic.

Task-1 /20

Demonstrated excellent ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately

demonstrated excellent ability to think critically but did not source reference material appropriately

Demonstrate d ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately

Demonstrated ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately

Did not demonstrate ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately

Task-2 /10

Logic is clear and easy to follow with strong arguments

Consistency logical and convincing

Mostly consisten and logical

Adequate cohesion and conviction

Argument is confused and disjointed

Reporting /5

All elements are present and very well integrated.

Components present with good cohesive

Components present and mostly well integrated

Most components present

Proposal lacks structure.

Conclusion /5

Excellent use of creditable sources. Accurate referencing. Obvious that outstanding effort made

Extremely good effort

Good effort made but not outstanding

Made some effort. For example, Web searches only

Very little attempt to reference. Lazy effort with inaccuracies

Reference style /5

Clear styles with excellent source of references.

Clear referencing style

Generally good referencing style

Sometimes clear referencing style

Lacks consistency with many errors

  • Overview and General Instructions of Assignment
  • Task-1a
  • Task – 1b
  •  Load Distribution
  • Task – 2
  • Marking Criteria/Report Structure:
  • Marking Rubric for Assignment #2: Total Marks 50

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