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May, 1999: Internet Network Traffic Measurement and Characterization

At our May meeting, Evi Nemeth of the University of Colorado faculty discussed the measurement and characterization of Internet traffic. MCI and CAIDA (Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis) have dedicated passive measurement boxes (OXcMONS's) on the MCI backbone and at key exchange points. Evi's talk summarized the data seen on these networks including protocol distributions, packet sizes, flow characteristics, network and AS matrices, etc. She presented data from an active measurement tool, skitter, that has been used to probe the Internet at about 30,000 key server hosts. The data gave FRUUG members a feel a feel for the traffic on the Internet and changes in that traffic over the last couple of years.

Evi presented her material literally the day before leaving for an indefinite period of world travels, so she presented whatever viewgraphs she happened to have laying around in her car-- the result of which is that we have none to post, as beautiful and interesting as her presentation was. Some of the materials she discussed is available on the CAIDA web site,

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February 15, 2009

February 2008: FRUUG Enters Quiescent Phase
After 27 years running, we're suspending operations.

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