Inauguration streaming traffic

Brad Fleming bdfleming at
Thu Jan 22 16:09:34 UTC 2009

We also enjoyed a large multicast stream -- we selected the one  
provided by Northwestern University's retransmission of C-SPAN's  
coverage. We consumed the stream via KanREN's link to The Great Plains  
Network (our Internet2 connector).

If anyone is on the list from Northwestern University: Thanks for your  
work... if nothing else, it helped a bunch of dorks in Kansas watch  
the events without consuming precious I1 capacity. :D
Brad Fleming
Network Engineer
Kansas Research and Education Network
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On Jan 21, 2009, at 5:29 AM, Tim Chown wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:38:11PM -0500, Christopher Morrow wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Brian Wallingford <brian at 
>> > wrote:
>>> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009, Jay Hennigan wrote:
>>> :We're a regional ISP, about 80% SMB 20% residential.  We're seeing
>>> :almost double our normal downstream traffic right now.  Anyone  
>>> else?
>>> We're seeing traffic levels nearly 2x normal.  On 9/11/01, we were
>>> probably only about 50% higher than the norm.  Of course, lots has
>>> changed, so that's probably not a fair comparison.
>> As an aside... thanks to BBC for streaming this, I couldn't find
>> another source that wasn't overloaded/jerky/ugly :(
> The Beeb's HD multicast feed is about 23Mbit/s to the host, and we  
> received
> it at quite decent (subjective) quality here on a JANET-connected  
> university
> site.   The feed runs continuously (as far as any 'as-is' test  
> stream does :)
> and this morning is pretty flawless.
> The interesting aspect of the HD stream was seeing how various  
> systems coped
> with the CPU load.   It was good to have some HD content available  
> that
> encouraged people to install vlc, find out a little about multicast,  
> and
> system issues in receiving it.
> Thanks again Beeb :)
> -- 
> Tim

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