Mouse flow

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In computer networking, a mouse flow is a short (in total bytes) flow set up by a TCP (or other protocol) flow measured over a network link.

A mouse is a flow with fewer than C packets. An elephant flow is a flow with at least C packets. The constant C is left as a degree of freedom in the analysis. C is chosen depending on the target application.[1]

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  1. ^ Azzana, Y; Chabchoub, Y; Fricker, C; Guillemin, F. & Robert, P. "Adaptive Algorithms for the Identification of Large Flows in IP Traffic" (PDF).