common method to count traffic volume on IX

Peter Kristolaitis alter3d at
Tue Sep 17 19:21:27 UTC 2013

On 9/17/2013 2:51 PM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> In a message written on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 07:11:23PM +0300, Martin T wrote:
>> counting traffic on inter-switch links is kind of cheating, isn't it?
>> I mean if "input bytes" and "output bytes" on all the ports facing the
>> IX members are already counted, then counting traffic on links between
>> the switches in fabric will count some of the traffic multiple times.
> Sounds like a marketing opportunity.
> customer--s1--s2--s3--s4--s5--s6--s7--s8--s9--s10--customer
> Presto, highest volume IX!
> Maybe I should patent that idea.
"Why do you have 10 48-port switches, 239 VLANs, but only 2 peers?"

"Uhh... for accounting reasons."

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