Also some good stats at www.caida.org
At 09:08 PM 05/25/2000 -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
A recent thread suggested something interesting - an average Ethernet/IP
packet length of 500 bytes. Has there been any work done in the area of
finding average packet lengths, bandwidth usage, etc. of typical (read:
unknown) networks? Are there any "rules of thumb" values that are
There are no good, current studies on LAN behavior that I've seen.
There have been a number of papers on WAN behavior. The usual result
of those is that ~40-50% of packets are about 40-44 bytes, but most of
the bytes are carried by packets of ~500-576 or 1500 bytes.