APNIC and the Day In The Life of the Internet
In late March 2008, APNIC participated for the first time in the Day In The Life of the Internet project.
The Day in the Life of the Internet is an annual event that collects a diverse range of Internet measurement data over a 48 hour period. The aim of the project is to collect data for use by network researchers around the world to aid in the discussion of the operational future of the Internet.
During the 2008 event, APNIC captured the DNS packetflows to its DNS servers in Brisbane, Hong Kong and Tokyo. APNIC contributed 320 gigabytes of data to the project. The total data collected by The Day in the Life of the Internet 2008 currently stands at 1.7 terabytes, and it continues to grow. Researchers interested in using the captured packetflows will be able to access the data at DatCat: The Internet Measurement Data Catalog.
LACNIC and RIPE NCC also participated in the Day In The Life of the Internet project.
The Day In The Life of the Internet is coordinated by the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) and the DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (OARC). It began as a trial-run in 2006 and was followed by the first full-scale event in 2007. The Day In The Life of the Internet 2007 collected data from DNS root servers, and AS112 and Open Root servers, as well as campus and transit networks.
OARC plans to present some preliminary analyses of the data collected during the Day in the Life of the Internet 2008 at their meeting on 5 June 2008.
For more information about the annual event, please see: A Day in the Life of the Internet