Apple updates - Effect on network

Jorge Amodio jmamodio at
Wed Oct 12 21:55:10 UTC 2011

On top of all that add that there are many apps that have also been
updated today to be in sync with new iOS features.


On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Jared Mauch <jared at> wrote:
> The simple updates for a single machine today range in the 700mb-1.5gb or more range 10.7.2+iTunes+one iOS image. With a variety of devices it could easily be 4gb+ per user. Many broadband users are seeing slow akamai speeds because of these updates. I've seen 2+ hour download times myself....
> Jared Mauch
> On Oct 12, 2011, at 5:41 PM, Chad Burnham <cburnham at> 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]
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:10 PM
>> To: nanog at
>> 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?

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