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Old 11-08-2005, 08:50 PM
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Actually, most of our traffic is http traffic, by a huge margin. Some of it may be multimedia stuff delivered over http instead of, say, RTSP. Luckly (or not so), most of the Mozilla configs on campus are set to use our proxy server, which is probably one of the few things allowing our connection to not completely melt down. It's old, and it's slow, though (it's the old server we used to use for fac/staff and departmental data, Janus). Anyway, we've got another, newer server lined up, but we haven't had a chance to get the proxy configuration moved over to it (it's actually a fairly complicated config). We're hoping to do it soon.

I'm going to attribute the jump in Windows Media Player to NPR using it for it's streaming audio, as well as CNN and a few others. Total guess on my part, and I'm sure there are alternative guesses that are as (or more) valid. Honestly, I try not to examine the web and streaming media sites hit too closely. While a longer-term study might be interesting, I wouldn't want to collect the data unless we could insure that we weren't retaining any identifying info, which can be somewhat difficult (you'd likely have to gather data, and strip info out or aggrigate some of the information and destroy the original source data)

Originally Posted by John D. Muccigrosso

Nice stats in the jpegs. Thanks. What's with the extremely large http portion? Is that AIM or something else using port 80, or maybe large file downloads coming across via http? Also, looks like MS Player is a big chunk too, and BitTorrent is in there.

Interesting stuff.
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