Google causes 40% drop in traffic?

Jay Ashworth jra at
Fri Jan 24 20:38:12 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stefan Neufeind" <nanog at>

> On 01/24/2014 09:08 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> > Given how much traffic these days is CDN and streaming, is that
> > number really supportable?
> >
> >
> In the interview they are saying that if Google is down, lots of people
> don't have DNS anymore. So that accounts for an even larger drop than
> just "no Youtube". Hmm - why would people use those resolvers, besides
> being lazy in configuring a proper resolver-address.

The amount of fun I had before I discovered "ipconfig /flushdns" suggests
to me that that's not really a supportable argument.

> Of course if Google is down we have no Google search (well, might be a
> problem in some cases), no Gmail etc. (fine with me) and no Youtube
> (hmm, but we'll survive without it). Come on ...
> If the average user is *so* dependent on Google, we have an even larger
> problem. Maybe like IPv6-day etc. lets try a "Google outage day" once
> a year as a training :-)

We just did; weren't you paying attention?  :-)

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