APNIC participates in the Day In The Life of the Internet 2009
Last week APNIC was again selected to participate 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 to aid in the discussion of the operational future of the Internet.
As the regional network information centre in the Asia Pacifc region, APNIC is seen as one of the few organizations that can give accurate information on address distribution and utilization. Its unique role with regard to address distribution and DNS reverse registration permits it to track patterns of consumption and use through analysis of the traffic to its regional DNS servers.
During the 2009 event, APNIC captured the DNS packetflows to its DNS servers in Brisbane, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. APNIC contributed 478 gigabytes of data to the project. The total data collected by "The Day in the Life of the Internet 2009" currently stands at 3.7 terabytes from 47 organizations at 160 data collection points.
Researchers interested in using the captured packetflows will be able to access the data at DatCat: The Internet Measurement Data Catalog very soon.
The "Day In The Life of the Internet" is coordinated by the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) http://www.caida.org/ 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.
APNIC will make some preliminary findings based on the data collected to this community in the coming months. It is expected that OARC will announce its initial stage of analysis in the mid-2009.
For more information about the annual event, please see: