bittorrent is a kind of "FTP" rather than semi-isochornous (i.e. rate-bounded)
"TV" in my personal classification. As I'm sure you know, the two are quite
different in their effects on congestion and their handling of congestion.
The idea that bittorrent dominated the Internet traffic volume at any point in
time in the past is just plain not credible. And an observation of one's own
personal household by a high-end network user is not extrapolatable at scale.
(for example, it would require that all enterprise traffic through the Internet
be dominated by bittorrent, unless enterprise traffic on the Internet is
insignificant. There were never significant bittorrent users in enterprises,
either connecting out from the companies' networks, or connecting "in" to the
companies' externally facing sites).
In any case, there is no scienfic validity to "I seem to remember" claims.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:24am, "Mikael Abrahamsson"
> On Tue, 20 Sep 2016, dpr...@reed.com wrote:
>> I constantly see the claim that >50% of transmitted data on the Internet
>> are streaming TV. However, the source seems to be as hard to nail down
>> as the original claim that >50% of Internet traffic was pirated music
>> being sent over bittorrent.
> It's my firm opinion that in the past 5-15 years (depending on market),
> more than 50% of Internet traffic is video, in some form or another.
> This is from working at ISPs and seeing where traffic went. First it was
> bitorrent (pirated video), now it's Youtube, Netflix and other kind of
> streaming video. I wouldn't call this "TV" though.
> In my household (2 adults, 1 6 year old), 75% of the average weekly
> traffic by volume, is over IPv6. I haven't checked in detail, but my guess
> is that Youtube+Netflix is the majority of this traffic. I come to this
> conclusion by looking at when the traffic occurs and what the traffic
> levels are, and from remembering what was done at the time.
> Mikael Abrahamsson email: swm...@swm.pp.se
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