[RndTbl] Shaw packet loss

John Lange john at johnlange.ca
Tue Oct 19 11:18:31 CDT 2010

Just a side note on the shaping; the CRTC now requires that ISPs
disclose their traffic shaping policy. You could request that Shaw
give you that information and when they don't, take the complaint to
the CRTC. Of course it will be a wast of time but I'd actually like
someone to go through the process just to see if the CRTC ruling has
had any effect.

I just have not had any time to do this myself.


On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Mike Pfaiffer <high.res.mike at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
>> Sean
>        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.
>                                Later
>                                Mike
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