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High-speed, in-band performance measurement instrumentation for next generation IP networks. / Pezaros, Dimitrios P.; Georgopoulos, Konstantinos; Hutchison, David.

In: Computer Networks, Vol. 54, No. 18, 2010, p. 3246-3263.

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Pezaros, Dimitrios P. ; Georgopoulos, Konstantinos ; Hutchison, David. / High-speed, in-band performance measurement instrumentation for next generation IP networks. In: Computer Networks. 2010 ; Vol. 54, No. 18. pp. 3246-3263.

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