What percentage of the Internet Traffic is junk?

Suresh Ramasubramanian suresh at outblaze.com
Fri May 7 01:19:36 UTC 2004

Petri Helenius wrote:

> There is also a lot of "background Internet radiation" coming from p2p 
> applications which seem to remember their peers for a week or two. These 
> usually account for most of the unidirectional traffic knocking on doors 
> unanswered. (not counting large DDoS).

Martian packets, idiots who configure non rfc1918 ips into their LANs 
and then leak these out to the world, random spoofed source address 
traffic and/or DDoS traffic as you say (insert bcp 38 thread here) - all 
far more common than they ought to be.

But junk p2p applications written by people who can read /. far better 
than they can code, and who will be first up against the wall when the 
coding revolution begins, is definitely the major factor.

suresh ramasubramanian suresh at outblaze.com gpg EDEDEFB9
manager, security and antispam operations, outblaze ltd

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