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We are handling different kinds of resources: The number of simultaneous VPN connections applies even if each connection transfers a hundred bytes a minute or less - it is a function of the table size, or whatever kind of data structure the VPN software uses to manage the connections. A larger table does not in itself imply a higher bandwidth load.

It is not given that every user needs to be connected through a VPN. E.g. my company provides a lot of documentation through ordinary web pages. Lots of workers may have to look up documentation, or possibly make company database lookups for non-sensitive data, where a simple password/TFA protected login provides enough protection.

I do most of my work through a TFA remote login. Our old VPN couldn't support enough connections to send everybody home, but we had a replacement in the trial phase that was planned to last for another few weeks. They decided to accelerate the move into ordinary operation, and it seems to handle it well, and next week I will start using it. But even if it had failed, I still could do a lot of work through non-VPN channels.

For the bandwidth question: I must say that I am quite impressed by how well the backbone networks handle this! Of course response is sluggish in rush hours, but we have had no major breakdowns, and video connections are still not as jerky as in the ADSL days Smile | :) . Most likely, the providers will learn a lot from this, so they can optimize routing strategies and capacities for the next similar crisis. (E.g. if you do a traceroute, you may be suprised how many hundred miles the packet travels to cross the road. A few years ago, here in Norway every packet that did not have origin and destination with the same ISP went via an Internet Exchange in Oslo, which might be a 3000 km round trip. Today, there are exchanges in a handful towns, but I guess the current experience will give valuable input to new locations where such exchanges can reduce backbone load.)
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