[RndTbl] Shaw packet loss
athompso at athompso.net
Tue Oct 19 11:03:31 CDT 2010
Mike, that sounds more like your gateway router running out of CPU cycles than Shaw doing traffic management.
I work with an ISP: doing the sort of thing you're describing *is* possible, but insanely difficult and expensive, especially on Shaw's scale.
I have a 2GHz router, it should handle it - I can test later this week.
From: Mike Pfaiffer <high.res.mike at gmail.com>
Sender: roundtable-bounces at muug.mb.ca
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:57:39
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Subject: Re: [RndTbl] Shaw packet loss
On 10-10-19 10:39 AM, Sean Walberg wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Mike Pfaiffer<high.res.mike at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Then there is their policy of slowing down the entire connection if
>> they determine someone is using bittorrent on a LAN (even if the user
>> caps the up and down speeds)
> Do you have a source for this? Are you sure it's not because you're starving
> out your upstream and therefore not able to get ACKs out?
Give it a try. Grab a movie or something. Use a bittorrent client
capable of capping the up and down speed. Ktorrent can do this. See what
you can get for both up and down uncapped. Then try running say Firefox
and look at its performance. Stop the bittorrent transfer and look at
Firefox again in a few minutes. Set up a cap in bittorrent say 10K on
both the up and down (bear in mind this is supposed to be a
multi-megabit connection). Restart your bittorrent and see what happens
with Firefox. You'll notice the bittorrent will transfer to what ever
maximum you set while other programs will barely function on the
internet. Local transfers on the LAN are fine though.
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