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Re: What percentage of the Internet Traffic is junk?

  • From: Petri Helenius
  • Date: Thu May 06 14:57:08 2004

William B. Norton wrote:

For those who say things like "can't define 'junk' precisely", I would agree, but I think we also can agree that we all have a general idea of what junk is. Just looking for round #'s really. It isn't 0%, and it isn't 90% (although it seems that way sometimes).

I would also agree that it would be valuable for the community to track this # over time. You can't manage it if you can't measure it.

There is also a lot of "background Internet radiation" coming from p2p applications which seem to remember their peers for a week or two. These usually account for most of the unidirectional traffic knocking on doors unanswered. (not counting large DDoS).