Current trends in capacity planning and oversubscription

Steven Bellovin smb at
Wed Nov 10 14:16:00 CST 2010

On Nov 10, 2010, at 12:40 56PM, George Bonser wrote:

>> From: Steve Meuse > Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 9:31 AM
>> To: Michael Loftis
>> Cc: nanog
>> Subject: Re: Current trends in capacity planning and oversubscription
>> Michael Loftis expunged (mloftis at
>>> Actually...I'm not sure anywhere has that high of a ratio here in
> the
>>> states, at least for wired connectivity.
>> I would say that's highly dependent on your geographical location. In
>> Montana I could see that as being true, but not in NYC, for example...
>> -Steve
> I'd say it also depends on the nature of studies at the school, too.  A
> general liberal arts school might have different needs than one heavy on
> science and engineering.  Throw in some specialized resource like a
> radio telescope or nuclear research lab and it changes even more as
> those research data are shared among other collaborators at other
> institutions.
It also depends on how much file-sharing the students are doing...

		--Steve Bellovin,

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