Detection Services taps off when German internet traffic exchange’




Traffic that passes through the location in Frankfurt internet exchange DE-CIX, would be drained. By various intelligence It would be an average of 5 percent of the data volume on the node, with a theoretical maximum of 20 percent.

That says The H based on information from sister site Heise. The DE-CIX in Frankfurt claims to be the largest Internet exchange in the world with a total throughput of 2.5 Tbit / s and over 500 peering partners. The node has hundreds of data connections of 10Gbit / s and 200Gbit / s and want to add in the coming months additional 100Gbit/s-lijnen it.

Although Germany has in the area of ​​bleeding, strict legislation says kept anonymous employee of the DE-CIX that part of the data is drained by German intelligence, as well as services from other countries. Since when traffic is drained and the foreign intelligence services are involved, was not disclosed. However, it would be an average of 5 percent of the data traffic drawn off, while there is a theoretical maximum of 20 percent.

Because there may be German law is violated wants the DE-CIX themselves say little, but the internet node says that services such as the NSA have no direct access to their infrastructure. They also argued that the managers of the DE-CIX noticing a large part of Internet traffic is diverted.

Whether there is drained at the AMS-IX, in the Netherlands, data is not clear. The internet node has previously denied that intelligence would have direct access to the network but from the series of revelations in the Prism scandal became clear that intelligence would also draining. Fiber connections



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