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[wg-c] factoid

For other reasons I have been monitoring network traffic to Songbird
very closely, and offer the following concrete numbers concerning DNS
traffic: during the sample interval, the particular subnet involved
received packets from 5075 different hosts.  Of those 5075 hosts,
traffic to 3969 of them consisted *solely* of DNS packets.  Traffic
to the remaining 1106 hosts also included DNS packets, in addition to
other protocols.  If we think in terms of service transactions, then,
about 80% of them are DNS queries.  Note that DNS queries are very
small, relatively speaking, so the total bandwith consumed is very
much smaller than 80%.  But the number of individual requests is 
significant in its own right.

This is a small sample, but consistent with experience at much 
larger sites.


Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain