Internet diameter?

Aaron1 aaron1 at
Thu Nov 22 03:26:58 UTC 2018

Considering 40% of the “internet” is sitting in my backyard in cdn caching, I’d say the perceived diameter for that content is.... 3 or 4 hops.  ;)

...but something tells me that isn’t they response you were seeking... 

... but seriously it is interesting that with local caching that much of the Internet is now sitting local in the subscriber’s ISP.


> On Nov 21, 2018, at 4:55 PM, William Herrin <bill at> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Does anybody have more or less recent data on the average, median and
> maximum diameter (ip hop count) of the Internet? My google fu is
> failing me: I've only found stuff from the '90s.
> Thanks,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
> William Herrin ................ herrin at  bill at
> Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <>

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