Richard Bennett, NANOG posting, and Integrity
mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Mon Jul 28 12:53:05 UTC 2014
Bill Woodcock wrote:
> On Jul 27, 2014, at 9:39 PM, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> wrote:
>> Can you say more about what you've done to "survey and quantify" prevailing practices?
> We’ll do another one in the run-up to the next OECD carrier interconnection paper.
Interesting study. Thanks for the pointer.
>> Given that Netflix is reportedly about 1/3 of Internet traffic these days, and Verizon is huge - how does that come out to .27% of cases?
> Netflix/Verizon would be 0.0007% of cases, if it’s represented in the dataset. The survey was of interconnection norms, not of hugeness.
It is worth noting, though, that not all interconnection are created
equal. I wonder how your numbers would come out if you grouped
interconnection agreements by amount of traffic exchanged, level of
asymmetry, and so forth. And then perhaps by level of competition in
the associated markets (do monopoly carriers behave differently than
ones where there is a lot of competition?).
Just by analogy, the answer to "what kind of protocol traffic dominates
the net" (or is "more important") differs considerably if you look at
bandwidth vs. transactions (last time I looked, admittedly a little
while ago, email still dominates network traffic when you look at
transactions; but video clearly eats of most of the bandwidth).
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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