Possible topic?

Jessica Yu jyy at ans.net
Wed Oct 22 13:52:24 UTC 1997

There is a non-trivial amount of WAN traffic flowing between ISPs' private 
interconnects.  They do not touch NAPs at all.  I wonder if this factor 
is taken into consideration when the 1/3 figure was generated.


Date:    Tue, 21 Oct 1997 17:27:42 PDT
To:      "Dorian R. Kim" <dorian at blackrose.org>
cc:      "Paul G. Donner" <pdonner at cisco.com>, nanog at merit.edu
From:    Vadim Antonov <avg at pluris.com>
Subject: Re: Possible topic?
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Dorian R. Kim wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Oct 1997, Paul G. Donner wrote:
> > At 05:58 PM 10/21/97 -0400, Dorian R. Kim wrote:
> > >On Tue, 21 Oct 1997, Richard Irving wrote:
> > >
> >
> > Which one:
> >
> > >>   With about 1/3 of all global internet passing through that parking
> >
> > This one?
> This one.
> Seems waaay too high. I don't think 1/3 all global Internet traffic passes
> through _all_ of public exchanges, let alone one exchange.
If we're talking about WAN traffic (not all IP traffic), then
my estimate is about 70% going through an exchange point.
Given MAE-East's central location, 33% seems to be not that far
off the mark (definitely not orders of magnitude).  10% maybe.

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