Bandwidth estimation question

Ian Clark ian.clark at
Sat Oct 3 05:06:03 UTC 2015

One of our customers went from near zero traffic to requiring a 2Gbps
bond over the course of a few days, so just another +1 that it can be
in the Gbps range when one of your customers explodes, especially if
it's a media rich site without CDN.

On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 8:45 PM, Tom Sands <tsands at> wrote:
> There is no telling how big a flash crowd might be. I've see them jump in the Gbps range and not Mbps.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Oct 2, 2015, at 10:06 PM, JoeSox <joesox at> wrote:
>> I am trying to figure out if our hosting plan has enough bandwidth
>> (currently at 15Mbps, our average webpage is 300kb).
>> One of our members may win a peace prize for scientific work so there may
>> be a media blitz.
>> Does anyone know how much traffic a 'media blitz' (for lack of a better
>> word) generates?
>> I can bump it to 50Mbps but I am not even sure if that is enough.
>> --
>> Thank You, Joe

Ian Clark
Network Engineer
m: 818.795.2216

More information about the NANOG mailing list