At any given time of day 4pm-11pm a huge percent of our traffic is Youtube (or netflix, or amazon video, or hulu, or similar).
For what it's worth, I hated every second of my life in vina and that stupid town to the north of it and also Valparaiso. God, bring me back to La Parva or Embalse El Yeso. Some of the most incredible, untouched mystical land there!
Interesting to know about pre vs post paid. Will keep it in mind for longer trips when I normally buy a local SIM.
We just spent the last week in Torres del Paine backpacking around ... what an amazing place! Going to spend a couple days in viña and then headed to Conce to see some old friends. I’ve not been to La Parva but will add it to the list!
Enjoy the city! I just had really bad experiences there. It's probably not the norm but I just hate petty thieves and the grime when I'm paying foreigner prices. I was based in Las Condes for 3 months and really loved it.
I think I still have my little $7 claro sim card lying around here somewhere :)))
The largest downstream/eyeball networks that take Youtube traffic do it via PNIs with them so you won't see that in an IX fabric traffic chart. For example the Google/Youtube AS exchanges traffic with Comcast directly by their own dedicated ports, no IX involved.
...an autonomous system *(AS)* is a collection of
connected Internet Protocol *(IP)* routing prefixes
under the control of one or more network operators on
behalf of a single administrative entity or domain that
presents a common, clearly defined routing policy to the
I guess it goes to show how much we take connectivity and uptime for granted these days.
Also I believe it's technically a violation of the HTTP spec to serve different GET requests to different user agents.
Is this actually true?
For what it's worth, Google serves a completely different webpage to IE 5 (try it, they still support IE 5/6/etc) as opposed to a modern browser.
That's just presentation and layout though. Am I really not allowed to send different document content to different UAs?
If it would be a violation to change things based on user agent, but the purpose of the user agent to specify how you want things changed, then...
if it was purely about different rendering of the exact same content, then wouldn’t it be the browsers responsibility (and thus UA is unecessary)
I have to imagine browsers are allowed to extend the spec, and UAs are either in theory or in practice a way to communicate those extensions; but because site operators were only specifically designating content for the major browser(s), any compliant but unlisted browser would never get that content.. and suddenly everyone was calling themselves netscape
IX = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_exchange_point
AS - Autonomous System (Number, sometimes called ASN). What big networks like ISPs use to identify themselves and route to each other, usually via BGP.
It's a fancy way of saying the parent runs a "mid-sized" network big enough to have an AS, likely a mid-sized regional ISP, or part of a larger ISP.
IX -- Internet Exchange, similar to IBX or DC. Essentially the building where there are routers and switches that connect the networks to each other.
Basically parent is saying that they're an ISP and their systems in the IX that route to Youtube saw a dip in traffic, implying a network event of some sort on the Youtube side.