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Re: Akamai Servers: Normal or Weird?

  • From: Chris Rapier
  • Date: Fri Jun 29 16:49:51 2001

Minor correction...

Up until around 10am today it was at an average of 2Mbps not 15Mbps. It
rose to 20Mbps by 11am, and then hit 45Mbps by 3:30. Its been dropping
since then (its at around 30Mbps now). Anyway, is the some sort of 
normal behaviour for them?


Chris Rapier wrote:
> 
> Is something funny happening with them lately or is it normal to see
> 45Mbps of UDP traffic between akamai servers (45Mps peak, average for
> the past 24 hours is around 15Mbps. Prior to that it wasn't enough to
> show up in our graphs). More information: Our akamai farm is the one
> recieving all of the data - its coming into our various akamai hosts on
> port 1455.
> 
> I've never looked at this traffic before so I don't know if this is
> normal or not. I understand that the servers have to talk to each other
> to distribute content but why UDP and why consume so much bandwidth?
> 
> Chris




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