North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

RE: Halo 2 and broadband traffic

  • From: Neil J. McRae
  • Date: Wed Dec 08 11:28:43 2004

I doubt Halo 2 would show anything on most stats as its relatively low
However, Half-Life 2 I believe did for some larger residential operators.

Many moons ago when Doom 2 was released we busied out modems so we could
get more bandwidth over to the US to get it downloaded quicker though.
Pizza Hut and Doom Deathmatches on the LAN :-)

[Transit capacity was 256kb/sec [yes k]


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On 
> Behalf Of Eric Gauthier
> Sent: 08 December 2004 16:09
> To: Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
> Cc: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Halo 2 and broadband traffic
> Heya,
> > Has anyone actually noticed any increases in residential broadband 
> > traffic due to Halo 2?
> > 
> > 
> > and/2100-1034_3-5481727.html
> Here's a really useless datapoint for you :)
> We have about 12,000 students in our dorms.  Because we force 
> students to register their computers via the Web and the 
> XBox/PS2's don't appear to have web browsers, we have 
> somewhat of a handle on who many are in use on campus.
> We've generally average about four or five new XBox/PS2's per 
> month over the past year but we registered 12 in November 
> (all were on or after 11/9).
> We're also tracking down another five to ten hosts that we 
> believe are also XBox/PS2s.  There were three more registered 
> so far in December.  Obviously, this doesn't include any 
> gaming systems that sit behind NAT-boxes.
> Overall, we typically move around 190/230bbps 
> inbound/outbound from our campus and we've seen no real 
> noticable change in our bandwidth.  We do have a few 
> peer-to-peer limiters in the network, so its also possible 
> that the gaming systems are being caught in there.  
> Eric :)