[AusNOG] Comindico routing

Edwin Groothuis edwin at mavetju.org
Wed Apr 23 13:57:47 EST 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:56:14AM +0800, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008, Richard Stephens wrote:
> > I think he was saying that from an ISP's perspective, there isn't much point to proxying HTTP for the sake of saving bandwidth, as the bandwidth saved would be little in terms of the total bandwidth required.
> Bandwidth saved is still bandwidth saved. The problem _I_ heard (a few years
> ago now) is that the cost of traffic saved wasn't enough to justify the expensive
> proxy caches.
> I keep hearing people throw around numbers like "squid caches <10% of HTTP traffic now!"
> when my customers seem to be indicating they're seeing >30% byte HTTP savings.
> Getting actual figures is difficult..

ISPs in coorperate environments have a very different traffic pattern
from ISPs of home users.

About 25% of our HTTP traffic gets served from one of the two
proxies (+ intercepting on the NAT gateway). That is in a corperate-style

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