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Network Traffic Patterns

If you can predict network traffic patterns, you can determine whether the total available bandwidth can sustain bursts of traffic during heavy network use. If network traffic exceeds the available bandwidth, client/server response times become unpredictable. To prevent this, measure bandwidth use to determine whether a network connection is close to full capacity, then measure total packets per second to determine whether close bridges and routers are close to full capacity. You can measure these parameters by using dedicated network-monitoring products.