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Re: Overall Netflix bandwidth usage numbers on a network?
From: Faisal Imtiaz <faisal () snappydsl net>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:41:23 -0500

Thanks for the explanation...did not consider that before...will investigate.., any tips that can be shared will be 
welcome.
:)

Faisal

On Dec 11, 2011, at 10:49 PM, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists () gmail com> wrote:

On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 10:46 PM, Faisal Imtiaz <faisal () snappydsl net> wrote:
Simple, keep traffic off paid ip transit circuits....


(I think joel's point was: "peer with amazon, done-and-done")

Faisal

On Dec 11, 2011, at 10:21 PM, Joel Jaeggli <joelja () bogus com> wrote:

Netflix uses CDNs for content delivery and the platform runs in EC2. What would peering with them achieve?

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 11, 2011, at 18:06, Faisal Imtiaz <faisal () snappydsl net> wrote:

Which leads to a question to be asked...

Is netflix willing to peer directly with ISP / NSP's ?

Regards.

Faisal Imtiaz
Snappy Internet&  Telecom


On 12/11/2011 7:29 PM, Dave Temkin wrote:
Feel free to contact peering () netflix<dot>com - we're happy to provide you with delivery statistics for traffic 
terminating on your network.

Regards,
-Dave Temkin
Netflix

On 12/7/11 8:57 AM, Blake Hudson wrote:
Yeah, that's an interesting one. We currently utilize netflow for this, but you also need to consider that 
netflix streaming is just port 80 www traffic. Because netflix uses CDNs, its difficult to pin down the traffic 
to specific hosts in the CDN and say that this traffic was netflix, while this traffic was the latest windows 
update (remember this is often a shared hosting platform). We've done our own testing and have come to a good 
solution which uses a combination of nbar, packet marking, and netflow to come to a conclusion. On a ~160Mbps 
link, netflix peaks out between 30-50Mbps around 8-10PM each evening. The rest of the traffic is predominantly 
other forms of HTTP traffic (including other video streaming services).


Martin Hepworth wrote the following on 12/3/2011 2:36 AM:
Also checkout Adrian Cockcroft presentations on their architecture which
describes how they use aws and CDns etc

Martin












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