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RE: What percentage of the Internet Traffic is junk?
- From: Mike Damm
- Date: Wed May 05 14:51:50 2004
Very very very near to, but not quite 100%. Since almost all of the traffic
on the Internet isn't sourced by or destined for me, I consider it junk.
Also remember that to a packet kid, that insane flood of packets destined
for his target is the most important traffic in the world. And to a spammer,
the very mailings that are making him millions are more important than
pictures of someone's grandkids.
I guess my point is junk is a very relative term. A study would need to
first be done to identify what junk actually is, then measuring it is
From: William B. Norton [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 11:21 AM
Subject: What percentage of the Internet Traffic is junk?
With all the spam, infected e-mails, DOS attacks, ultimately blackholed
traffic, etc. I wonder if there has been a study that quantifies
What percentage of the Internet traffic is junk?