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Re: Akamai Servers: Normal or Weird?

  • From: Chris Rapier
  • Date: Fri Jun 29 17:11:26 2001

Nope. I'm just finding this stuff out as the results of an experiment
that I'm running. I thought it was interesting. The director of the
production and research networks here isn't all that concerned as its
really not enough to impact our bandwidth at this point. (we're still
only running at around 70% capacity when it peaks). We also want to see
how long this continues and evaluate later. Also, the longer it runs,
the more data I get :)


"Robert E. Seastrom" wrote:
> Have you contacted Akamai about this?
>                                         ---Rob (not speaking for employer)
> Chris Rapier <> writes:
> > 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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