common method to count traffic volume on IX

Nick Hilliard nick at
Tue Sep 17 11:02:08 UTC 2013

On 17/09/2013 11:52, Martin T wrote:
> Is there a common method to count this traffic on a switch-fabric?
> Just read all the switch interface "packets input" counters with an
> interval to get the aggregated input traffic and read all the switch
> interfaces "packets output" counters to get the aggregated output
> traffic?

most IXPs count this as the sum of all ingress packets over a period of 300
seconds.  A small number of IXPs do different stuff, e.g. different
sampling interval or counting traffic on inter-switch links.


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