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Topic # 98495 29-Feb-2012 12:38 Send private message

hey,
I remember back when TCL announced their steam server they said
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=44&topicid=87386

"From a design perspective we've chosen to open our content server to all ISP's, mirror all available content (so just about anything you want should be available) "

but when I look at the list of servers on
http://store.steampowered.com/stats/content/

is shows the telstraclear server is [filtered], which, when you click on, it says
"These servers are called "filtered" because they only serve content to a select group of users (filtering out all others)."

so my question is,  Is the TCL steam server available to all NZ ISP customers, or just TCL?

(yes I am aware it won't be unmetered to othr ISP customers, I am only insterested in the speed aspect of the local caching)

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  Reply # 588312 29-Feb-2012 13:53 Send private message

I have used the TelstraClear server on Vodafone. I think that data is outdated.

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  Reply # 588346 29-Feb-2012 14:29 Send private message

If it's limited to NZ customers (I don't know whether this is the case) then it'd probably still appear as filtered.

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  Reply # 588390 29-Feb-2012 15:56 Send private message

Behodar: If it's limited to NZ customers (I don't know whether this is the case) then it'd probably still appear as filtered.

Sounds likely. 



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  Reply # 589450 2-Mar-2012 15:27 Send private message

can anyone from Telstraclear confirm please?

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  Reply # 589451 2-Mar-2012 15:29 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: can anyone from Telstraclear confirm please?

I just asked them on twitter now. 

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  Reply # 589474 2-Mar-2012 16:05 Send private message

I'm reasonably sure that the server is available to anyone on an NZ (and I think possibly Australian) IP range, but not globally hence the [Filtered].

Also reasonably obviously it's only unmetered for TelstraClear customers :-)


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  Reply # 590539 5-Mar-2012 11:42 Send private message

In order that our customers get the best possible user experience our Steam server is available mainly to TelstraClear customers. We are looking at providing wider access to customers from selected other ISPs, but our first priority will always be our own customers.

Cheers, Gary

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  Reply # 590600 5-Mar-2012 12:43 Send private message

TelstraClear: In order that our customers get the best possible user experience our Steam server is available mainly to TelstraClear customers. We are looking at providing wider access to customers from selected other ISPs, but our first priority will always be our own customers.

Cheers, Gary

So it is available on other ISPs? I have used Steam before and seen an ad for TelstraClear saying that it was their server.

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  Reply # 590603 5-Mar-2012 12:44 Send private message

There are several Steam content mirrors in NZ now, Steam will use multiple servers (despite what logo it shows) to download content unless you prevent it from doing so with 3rd party tools like SteamWatch, SteamManager etc.

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