JOURNAL OF NETWORKS (JNW)
ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 2    Issue : 2    Date : April 2007

World’s First Class C Web Census: The First Step in a Complete Census of the Web
Darcy Benoit, Devin Slauenwhite, Nick Schofield, and André Trudel
Page(s): 45-56
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Abstract
Our research goal is to measure the exact size of the World Wide Web (i.e., a census). The
measure we are interested in is the number of publicly accessible web servers on port 80. We
present the results from an initial survey of 3.5% of all addressable IP addresses. This is the
largest survey of the Web performed to date. We then present results from the world’s first census
of all Class C IP addresses. We also describe our approach for a full census of the Internet.

Index Terms
World Wide Web, census, survey, distributed data collation, number of web servers on the Internet