Apple updates - Effect on network

Matt Taylor matt at mt.au.com
Thu Oct 13 09:24:31 CDT 2011


Would love to see some bandwidth graphs. :)

Matt.

On 13/10/2011 11:42 PM, Andrew Gallo wrote:
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> On 10/12/2011 5:41 PM, Chad Burnham wrote:
>> HI,
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>> -----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
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Did anyone else notice significant traffic jumps on their networks?
>>
>> [image: image.png]
>>
>
> Yesterday, around 1PM ET, we saw a nearly 40% increase in inbound
> traffic, almost all from Akamai.  It continued until around 2AM this
> morning, though, at one point, the traffic switched providers.
> Interestingly enough, we are peered directly with Akamai at Equnix-
> Ashburn, and at no point did this traffic use that link.
>
> Last time we saw such discrete large inbound flows was the World Cup.
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