iOS 7 update traffic

Warren Bailey wbailey at
Thu Sep 19 18:22:50 UTC 2013

I own a galaxy note 2..tmo ran an update that pushed to unique IMEI's sequentially. That way, you do not..

1. Murder your last mike packet network, which is your bandwidth bottleneck.

2. Murder your ggsn/whateverpacketnodeyouwant closer to the core.

3. Anger your paying customers who would like to use packet data successfully on an ios download day.

These people (Apple) represent themselves as smart guys, but their actions reflect otherwise. I bet this would be a larger deal to Nanog people if your Internet stopped working as the result of 100% Linux adoption. That is very close to what this is.. Tens of millions of people trying to update their 13 ios devices at the same time. Who owns a single ios device? A household could do 5-10gb worth of updates in a single day..

I personally do not own an ios device, and I see close to 3 gigs worth of update traffic at my house. These things are everywhere, and this problem will not stop.

Sent from my Mobile Device.

-------- Original message --------
From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at>
Date: 09/19/2013 11:16 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Warren Bailey <wbailey at>
Cc: Paul Ferguson <fergdawgster at>,NANOG <nanog at>
Subject: Re: iOS 7 update traffic

On Thu, 19 Sep 2013, Warren Bailey wrote:

> Why does apple feel it is okay to send every mobile device an update on a single day?

They don't, these are users who actively goes into the software upgrade
menu and pressing "upgrade".

I believe the nagging won't start for quite some time.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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