Apple updates - Effect on network

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Wed Oct 12 16:50:23 CDT 2011


The simple updates for a single machine today range in the 700mb-1.5gb or more range 10.7.2+iTunes+one iOS image. With a variety of devices it could easily be 4gb+ per user. Many broadband users are seeing slow akamai speeds because of these updates. I've seen 2+ hour download times myself....

Jared Mauch

On Oct 12, 2011, at 5:41 PM, Chad Burnham <cburnham at du.edu> wrote:

> HI,
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> Our GigaPOP (Front Range GigaPOP) and our own Akamai cache server's traffic
> jumped significantly today.  The theory (no data) is the Apple updates
> released today.
> 
> Chad Burnham
> University of Denver
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zachary McGibbon [mailto:zachary.mcgibbon+nanog at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:10 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Apple updates - Affect on network
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> With all of Apple's updates today (MacOS, iOS, Apps, etc) we saw a big
> increase on one of our links to our ISP at 1pm Eastern.
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> Did anyone else notice significant traffic jumps on their networks?
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