1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News 45% of all traffic is P2P, say Sandvine

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 25 Jun 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    11,343
    Likes Received:
    292
  2. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    4,588
    Likes Received:
    7
    I'd like to see this from someone other than a company who is in a position to make a profit from their statistics. Sounds like there could be some significant exaggerations; last time I saw something on traffic percentiles, something on the order of 45% of traffic was streaming video. So who is telling the truth?
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2005
    Posts:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    796
    Never once have I even had a letter from my ISP telling me that I download too much. In recent months I've been grabbing dozens of Linux distros and live CD's (Testing them for a little server, hard to find a suitable one!) and have been going over the 'limit' easily. Of course, there are the WoW patches too (That 1.1gb I had to download twice recently, which was fun), and the Eve client this month, which is another near-as-makes-no-difference gb file.
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

    Joined:
    5 Jul 2005
    Posts:
    13,933
    Likes Received:
    33
    The UK is getting stupid with traffic shaping now, apparantly I am always in the "top 5% of downloaders each week" which I find an unfair allegation as if people barely use the internet and I'm not taking bandwidth I should not be punished. I need to shout at them later today actually.
     
  5. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

    Joined:
    2 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    21
    Debian netinstall, all you need to know :D

    I always tought 75% was SPAM going around...
     
  6. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    1,783
    Likes Received:
    2
    i was gonna say the same thing for both...
     
  7. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2005
    Posts:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    796
    I could never get on with Debian, no idea why, but the hardware is.. Weird. I'd go into detail, but we'd end up miles off topic :B

    And yeah, I agree with the spam sentiment.
     
  8. Shadow_101

    Shadow_101 Mudkips.

    Joined:
    12 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    4
    "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
     
  9. scarrmrcc

    scarrmrcc New Member

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    45% of all statics are made up.
     
  10. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2004
    Posts:
    3,323
    Likes Received:
    128
    damm you beat me to it anyway

    QFT +!
     
  11. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

    Joined:
    28 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    1,039
    Likes Received:
    7
    I heard that was more like 90%
     
  12. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    12,574
    Likes Received:
    16
    Nope, 105%.

    Anyways, IIRC P2P usage used to be estimated at 60-70% of all net traffic, not ~35%. Not that those numbers aren't 100% guesswork, but still... down?
     
  13. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    16 May 2008
    Posts:
    7,700
    Likes Received:
    99
    only 45% lol

    Think with connection always on ( computer always on usauly)

    Download upload doesnt exeeed 60gb a month.

    Never had a email saying im a heavy user.
     
  14. p3n

    p3n New Member

    Joined:
    31 Jan 2002
    Posts:
    778
    Likes Received:
    1
    As long as ISPs dont advertise 'always on' 16 Mb connections then limit you to 5gb transfer per month then they dont need this crappy hardware, they need a lawsuit from trading standards..
     
  15. Project_Nightmare

    Project_Nightmare New Member

    Joined:
    14 Oct 2006
    Posts:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Unless they create a program that marks the legal p2p downloads (ie bittorrent game patches and research transfering) or spyware that monitors and blocks certain programs, the pirates will always win. I already knew that it took a lot of bandwith, but what would people do with their free time:lol:
     
  16. B3CK

    B3CK New Member

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    402
    Likes Received:
    3
    Well if they would raise the upload speed, you would see more people using ftp servers out of their house, instead of p2p.
    Also this is a bad idea of monitoring traffic, as this will just add more latency to the games you play; or VOIP calls you make. Even if they set it to ignore those protocals, thats one or more hops and inspections those packets make on their way to the destination.
     
  17. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

    Joined:
    27 May 2002
    Posts:
    11,239
    Likes Received:
    150
    Things like SkyPlayer, iPlayer, 4oD all use P2P protocols so a large chunk of streaming video could be classed as P2P.
     
  18. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2005
    Posts:
    9,120
    Likes Received:
    364
    i wonder if this 45% of pirate traffic also translates to about 45% of the clients pirating....
     
  19. chicorasia

    chicorasia New Member

    Joined:
    8 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    It used to be said that 75% of all internet traffic is SPAM. I saw a very recently survey that stated that 85% of all traffic was video streaming. Now it seems that the real villain is P2P networking. We should take this numbers with a huge grain of salt - of course Sandvine wants to sell their packet filtering gear!

    The SPAM you and I get on our inboxes:

    "Herbal solution to enl4arge you p3ni5"

    The SPAM ISP staff gets in their inboxes

    "Ultimate solution to r3duc3 your P2P overhe4d"
     
  20. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    13,003
    Likes Received:
    2,127
    I may have actually torn something laughing at that. You're getting the bills from my chiropractor.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page