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RE: What percentage of the Internet Traffic is junk?

  • From: David Barak
  • Date: Wed May 05 16:42:14 2004


--- Steve Gibbard <scg@gibbard.org> wrote:
> 
> If a few of you can stop being so pedantic for a
> second, the definition
> looks pretty easy to me: traffic unlikely to be
> wanted by the recipient.
> Presumably, if it's being sent that means somebody
> wanted to send it, so
> the senders' desires are a pretty meaningless
> metric.

I'm not sure that I'd agree with this statement.  What
about the traffic from compromised sources?  The pps
floods or spam emails are not being created with the
knowledge of the source, so it would be hard to say
that the source "wanted" to send it.

-David Barak
-Fully RFC 1925 Compliant-


	
		
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