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IXP Traffic and Major Sports Events

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Presentation given by Emile Aben at the 25th EURO-IX Forum, Bucharest, Romania on 26-28 October 2014.

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IXP Traffic and Major Sports Events

  1. 1. EURO-IX | Bucharest | early 21th century IXP Traffic and Major Sports Events emile.aben@ripe.net
  2. 2. Euro-IX - October 2014 What did we do? • RIPE NCC and EURO-IX cooperation • IXP traffic volume during major (sports) events • Football World Cup 2010 (South Africa) • Euro 2012 (Poland/Ukraine) • Football World Cup 2014 (Brasil) • Traffic volume variations during matches • Stats from participating IXPs 2
  3. 3. Euro-IX - October 2014 Why do we do it? • It’s fun :) • Operational awareness • Brings IXPs to the attention of whole new audience ! ! • It’s fun :) 3
  4. 4. Euro-IX - October 2014 Pitfalls • IXP traffic quite often not a representative sample of Internet traffic for a location (city,country) - Makes it harder to grok for my dad - In-network Caches, PNI ! • Human behaviour - Event causes human to generate packets or not? - Event causes shift in where packets go to: • streaming-video-of-match-traffic up, rest down? 4
  5. 5. Euro-IX - October 2014 Common Patterns - “Double Dip” 5 500.0 Gbps 1.0 Tbps 1.5 Tbps 2.0 Tbps 2.5 Tbps 3.0 Tbps 20h 00h 04h 08h 12h 16h 20h 00h 04h tracvolume time (UTC) Tra c volume at amsix-nl on 2014-06-13.Fri CHI AUS ESP NED MEX CMR 2014-05-09 2014-05-16 2014-05-23 2014-05-30 2014-06-06 2014-06-13 256 TB “missing” • “Double dip” even on larger IXPs (AMS-IX, DE-CIX, LINX,etc.)
  6. 6. Euro-IX - October 2014 Common Patterns - “Twin Peaks” 6 0.0 bps 5.0 Gbps 10.0 Gbps 15.0 Gbps 20.0 Gbps 25.0 Gbps 30.0 Gbps 35.0 Gbps 20h 00h 04h 08h 12h 16h 20h 00h 04h tracvolume time (UTC) Tra c volume at nskix-ru on 2014-06-17.Tue GHA USA BRA MEX BEL ALG RUS KOR 2014-05-13 2014-05-20 2014-05-27 2014-06-03 2014-06-10 2014-06-17
  7. 7. Euro-IX - October 2014 Catching the Mood • Dramatic game, 7 DE goals, correlating to uptick in traffic in BR 7 200.0 Gbps 250.0 Gbps 300.0 Gbps 350.0 Gbps 400.0 Gbps 450.0 Gbps 500.0 Gbps 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 00h tracvolume time (UTC) Tra c volume at Sao Paolo IXP during Brazil-Germany compared to Cameroon-Brazil and non-game day 1st half 2nd half 8 July (BRA-GER) 23 June (BRA-CMR) 27 June (no games)
  8. 8. Euro-IX - October 2014 Many more interesting features ! • Full report at: https://labs.ripe.net/Members/emileaben/internet-traffic-during-the- world-cup-2014 ! • Featuring - Overtime - Non IXP data sources - First RIPE Labs article with picture of a cat 8
  9. 9. Euro-IX - October 2014 High Granularity Data Source • https://blog.twitter.com/2014/penalty-kicks-as- seen-through-twitter-data 9
  10. 10. Euro-IX - October 2014 Future? • Great coop between Euro-IX IXPs and RIPE NCC - Euro-IX asked for IXP volunteers to provide data • Many thanks for that! - Popular content on RIPE Labs • Keep on going: - More of the same? - More direct IXP involvement? - Finer granularity, 1 minute, 30 second? • Better correlation to exact event, and structure of event. • Other ideas? 10

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