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A Software Metric for the Activeness of a Local Area Network

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Nidhi Garg, Sachin Lakra

Nidhi Garg and Sachin Lakra. A Software Metric for the Activeness of a Local Area Network. International Journal of Computer Applications 156(10):7-14, December 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Nidhi Garg and Sachin Lakra},
	title = {A Software Metric for the Activeness of a Local Area Network},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {December 2016},
	volume = {156},
	number = {10},
	month = {Dec},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {7-14},
	numpages = {8},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016912526},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


The ongoing expansion in the Internet is the cause of continuous utilization and traffic behaviour changes. Due to diversity and fast changing properties, the Internet is a moving target. The tremendous increase in usage of the internet has necessitated the development of a tool that can model the suitability and quality of a network in terms of software metric. The effective management of any network requires quantification, measuring and modeling that can depict the nature of a network. This paper illustrates an approach to calculate the Activeness of a Local Area Network (LAN) and describes a tool called LAN Activeness Calculator (LANAC). The paper describes the Network Activeness Metric (NAM) which can gauge the degree of readiness of a LAN to give a response.


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