How big is the Internet?

Jorge Amodio jmamodio at
Thu Aug 15 17:14:02 UTC 2013

If devices behind an L3 proxy generate packets that end in the "public" Internet or if they get packets originated there, IMHO those devices are also part of the Internet not just the proxy, and you also may have that proxy for particular protocols but not all.


On Aug 15, 2013, at 9:05 AM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at> wrote:
> That means behind a NAT counts, behind a firewall counts, but a true private network (two PC's into an L2 switch with no other connections) does not, even if they use IP protocols.  Note that devices behind a pure L3 proxy do not count, but the L3 proxy itself counts.

Jorge - CPB49 (Certified Packet Butcher)

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