Here comes iOS 8...

Adam Rothschild asr at latency.net
Sat Sep 20 00:03:04 UTC 2014


On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:33 AM, Andy Ringsmuth <andy at newslink.com> wrote:
[...]
> Interestingly enough, it seems Apple primarily used it's own, new, CDN for the iOS 8 release:
>
> http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/09/18/apple-chose-to-handle-ios-8-rollout-with-own-content-delivery-network

I noticed same.  Moreover, Apple appears to be reaching 701 over
3356/174 in my neck of the woods, which is not the wisest move, due to
congestion, and thus painstakingly slow transfer speeds.

Null routing 17.253.0.0/16 caused downloads to fall back to Akamai,
where performance was quite snappy.

(I'm not saying this is a good idea, or recommended at scale -- just
sharing my observations.)

FWIW,
-a


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