How big is the Internet?
mysidia at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 02:03:37 UTC 2013
On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Alex <dreamwaverfx at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Current size is HUGE and growing at a phenomenal speed.
> Public IP networks...just look at ARIN, RIPE,etc and see how many IPs
> there are left.
> Private networks and private IPs...well that is anyone's guess.
> There are no estimates because everything changes rather fast and noone
> can keep up with all this stuff.
> The only thing you could have a really good estimate are the resources
> used by your company and thats about it.
Your best bet for estimating the true size of the Internet would probably
require access to Google, Bing, et al. search engine client access
datasets, and number of files / sites crawled datasets; I wouldn't be
accurately separate higher-volume single users from multiple NAT'ed users.
Predict the average client's search volume, and infer a predicted number of
NAT'ed users per IP accessing search over time.
Then enumerate every domain name registered in every single gTLD and ccTLD,
and count the number of uniques -- excluding ones with nameservers listed
that are used for /dev/null domains which just display advertising.
Is the number of network nodes on the internet more interesting than the
number of exabytes of unique public data able to be downloaded..... or
the number of SD cards and amount of download time required to backup the
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