Internet diameter?

Bajpai, Vaibhav vaibhav.bajpai at
Thu Nov 22 12:53:50 UTC 2018


> 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.

In the past 2 years of running `traceroute` towards YouTube from 
home networks, the maximum IP path length we have seen is around 22 IP hops. 

details, see:

> Thanks,
> Bill Herrin

PS: This (path lengths) is only towards YouTube destinations.

-- Vaibhav

Vaibhav Bajpai

Postdoctoral Fellow
Technische Universität München

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