Re: What percentage of the Internet Traffic is junk?
From: Suresh Ramasubramanian
Date: Thu May 06 21:21:28 2004
Petri Helenius wrote:
There is also a lot of "background Internet radiation" coming from p2p
applications which seem to remember their peers for a week or two. These
usually account for most of the unidirectional traffic knocking on doors
unanswered. (not counting large DDoS).
Martian packets, idiots who configure non rfc1918 ips into their LANs
and then leak these out to the world, random spoofed source address
traffic and/or DDoS traffic as you say (insert bcp 38 thread here) - all
far more common than they ought to be.
But junk p2p applications written by people who can read /. far better
than they can code, and who will be first up against the wall when the
coding revolution begins, is definitely the major factor.