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Re: shuttle flash crowd statistics
From: Marshall Eubanks <tme () multicasttech com>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 20:23:20 -0500

There is not a big spike in multicast traffic as there was on 9/11/2001.
NASA TV multicast only has reports from 3 viewers at present, which suggest
a total viewership of 10 or less.

Marshall Eubanks

On Saturday, February 1, 2003, at 06:02  PM, Sean Donelan wrote:

On Sat, 1 Feb 2003, Scott Weeks wrote:
BTW folks are interested, but there is little data coming in to share.
As time goes on, I hope folks that show unusual traffic levels (on both
sides; eyeball networks and content networks as well as transit networks)
will send pointers to me that I can share with others.  I am very
interested in flash crowd situations and how to mitigate the problems
associated with them...

Historically providers have been reluctant to provide that level of
detail concerning traffic levels.  A few providers, generally smaller
ones, do make MRTG graphs available.  Once in a while a provider will
announce they had X Peta/Terrabytes of traffic for some time period.
But most prefer measurements which can not be correlated with revenue
(e.g. packet drops, latency, jitter, availability, etc).

I didn't see any noticable change on Abovenet/MFN's public MRTG graphs
at MAE-West/MIX-West. Keynote/Matrix public data show no visible changes
of the web sites they measure.  They may have some private data which
shows more details.

Of course, NASA is a US federal agency, so you can always try the Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA).  But they have other things to do today.

T.M. Eubanks
Multicast Technologies, Inc.
10301 Democracy Lane, Suite 410
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone : 703-293-9624       Fax     : 703-293-9609
e-mail : tme () multicasttech com

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