Avg. Packet Size - Again?

Darryl Dunkin ddunkin at netos.net
Tue Jul 15 19:10:27 CDT 2008


This is all from netflow. The results are from two different routers.

IP packet size distribution (43046M total packets):
   1-32   64   96  128  160  192  224  256  288  320  352  384  416  448
480
   .000 .382 .077 .043 .022 .012 .011 .006 .007 .004 .004 .005 .003 .003
.003

    512  544  576 1024 1536 2048 2560 3072 3584 4096 4608
   .005 .002 .007 .021 .375 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

IP packet size distribution (54192M total packets):
   1-32   64   96  128  160  192  224  256  288  320  352  384  416  448
480
   .001 .418 .052 .034 .017 .008 .045 .006 .010 .004 .003 .005 .003 .004
.005

    512  544  576 1024 1536 2048 2560 3072 3584 4096 4608
   .013 .003 .011 .036 .311 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Hafeez [mailto:sah.list at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 16:45
To: nanog
Subject: Avg. Packet Size - Again?

Most of the data and studies I have found on this topic are a bit out  
of date.

I would be interested in find out what the average packet size people  
are seeing on their backbones is at this point and time? Also for  
those in the DC space what is average packet size you are seeing for  
web farm traffic (outbound)? Yes I know there are 1000's of answers  
and different possibilities in setups so please no, "this is a dumb  
question". I am well aware of all the variables involved in this. I am  
just looking for some data points that come from a wide degree of  
sources.

Is this data even something that you track and if so why?

Thanks!
Sean






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