Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
^__^
2653 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 298

Subscriber

  Reply # 976337 28-Jan-2014 23:11 Send private message

kieran21: Interesting stat about the uploads being greater. I guess it really shows how popular torrenting really still is. I can understand torrenting/seeding cracked games (maybe). But in this day and age, those games (getting harder and harder to crack) are probably available on Steam.. and there is Netflix and Hulu and other 'dodgy', but good quality, video streams available. Spotify for music, TVNZondemand for NZ TV shows. I stopped torrenting a while ago in favour of more user-friendly, paid, and less 'virusy' streaming services. Hell yes I can play it all on my PS3, desktop and phone, far better quality and far more simple for the rest of the family. Even when I did torrent 'Linux ISOs', I shared a torrent-box with a mate, made the downloads a hell of a load faster overall, and then used way less bandwidth getting onto my PC so could get away with a way smaller data cap.

I just don't understand what/why so many people are still torrenting with fast net the whole idea is that you can stream easy?


some of us are simply set in our ways, or rather intertwined with the "torrenting sector"?

in saying that, i haven't torrented on my home line in years. 

1931 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 232

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 976347 28-Jan-2014 23:41 One person supports this post Send private message

BigPipeNZ: Early this morning (21st Jan) the international upload traffic on bigpipe exceeded the download traffic for the first time. At one point upload bandwidth was more than double download.



There's probably an ISP out there who was subject to a DOS at about the same time ;)





516 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 256

Trusted
BigPipe

  Reply # 1021152 9-Apr-2014 12:34 2 people support this post Send private message

A Bigpipe stat part 2:


On the 7th April we saw the highest ever upload traffic on Bigpipe, by a very significant margin.  
Upload traffic normally peaks between 8pm and 10pm but this time it peaked at 5.45pm.


Based on what we beleive about international traffic spend and the economics of most ISPs, Bigpipe customers used more upload international traffic per customer at that peak than most ISPs use in download international traffic at their peak surprised 

Lots of people must be enjoying their VDSL high upload speeds utilising cloud backup services and seeding Linux iSOs, right?


In totally unrelated news, Game of Thrones S04E01 was broadcast on HBO earlier that day in the USA.  
I was always taught correlation does not equal causation, so it's probably got absolutely nothing to do with that, but thought I would mention it anyway.




www.bigpipe.co.nz
https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ
https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ

^__^
2653 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 298

Subscriber

  Reply # 1021157 9-Apr-2014 12:44 Send private message

such a overhyped show :c

network utilization in a few racks of servers i have my hand in over in the netherlands saw a pretty heavy spike in usage that day.


not to mention seedback times on a certain linux distro which came out that day, where rather higher than a "normal" day. guess it was pre-emptive planning for CVE-2014-0160 eh?

I type on computers
482 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 43

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1023155 10-Apr-2014 22:00 Send private message

This just makes me really wish I had more than 1mbps up! Sadly too far for VDSL and with UFB not being too far off I guess we'll have to leave Bigpipe :/











516 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 256

Trusted
BigPipe

  Reply # 1023162 10-Apr-2014 22:24 Send private message

Peppery: This just makes me really wish I had more than 1mbps up! Sadly too far for VDSL and with UFB not being too far off I guess we'll have to leave Bigpipe :/


How soon is Fibre coming to your area?  We'll be doing some trials soon (next 2-3 months), so will be looking for people to get onto UFB.




www.bigpipe.co.nz
https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ
https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ

349 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 90


  Reply # 1023170 10-Apr-2014 23:01 One person supports this post Send private message

I'm looking forward to this months True Net report, it could have Bigpipe in it and I would like to see how you perform.







516 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 256

Trusted
BigPipe

  Reply # 1023171 10-Apr-2014 23:03 Send private message

solaybro: I'm looking forward to this months True Net report, it could have Bigpipe in it and I would like to see how you perform.


possible, but I doubt we enough probes yet to give a meaningful output.  (we're still pretty small!)




www.bigpipe.co.nz
https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ
https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ

349 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 90


  Reply # 1023173 10-Apr-2014 23:09 Send private message

possible, but I doubt we enough probes yet to give a meaningful output.  (we're still pretty small!)
  I emailed them last week and got this reply: We may be able this month. But we have a problem proving they are on Bigpipe. They look like they are on Telecom


I hope they are on Bigpipe so we can see some results.
                






11 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 1023195 11-Apr-2014 00:47 Send private message

BigPipeNZ:
Peppery: This just makes me really wish I had more than 1mbps up! Sadly too far for VDSL and with UFB not being too far off I guess we'll have to leave Bigpipe :/


How soon is Fibre coming to your area?  We'll be doing some trials soon (next 2-3 months), so will be looking for people to get onto UFB.


If you're looking for UFB trailist, i'm an existing bigpipe customer that happens to also have a dormant UFB connection (Got it as a UFB trailist for TestraClear and then the lack of decent plans made me cancel once i had to pay)

1176 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 150


Reply # 1023215 11-Apr-2014 07:43 2 people support this post Send private message

The only thing I've learnt about big pipe customers in this thread, is that they're all bloody seeders



516 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 256

Trusted
BigPipe

  Reply # 1023223 11-Apr-2014 08:38 Send private message

solaybro:
possible, but I doubt we enough probes yet to give a meaningful output.  (we're still pretty small!)
  I emailed them last week and got this reply: We may be able this month. But we have a problem proving they are on Bigpipe. They look like they are on Telecom


I hope they are on Bigpipe so we can see some results.
                



I believe that's something to do with the IP range which we got from Telecom.  We've requested it be re-named to us, but that seems to be taking longer than expected.  I'll follow up and find out why.

(it's the same reason our speedtest.net results show up as Telecom)




www.bigpipe.co.nz
https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ
https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ



516 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 256

Trusted
BigPipe

  Reply # 1023224 11-Apr-2014 08:40 Send private message

scottaro:
BigPipeNZ:
Peppery: This just makes me really wish I had more than 1mbps up! Sadly too far for VDSL and with UFB not being too far off I guess we'll have to leave Bigpipe :/


How soon is Fibre coming to your area?  We'll be doing some trials soon (next 2-3 months), so will be looking for people to get onto UFB.


If you're looking for UFB trailist, i'm an existing bigpipe customer that happens to also have a dormant UFB connection (Got it as a UFB trailist for TestraClear and then the lack of decent plans made me cancel once i had to pay)


that would actually be perfect.  We'll be sending emails out to our customers when we're ready, so keep an eye on your inbox.




www.bigpipe.co.nz
https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ
https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ

Voice Engineer @ Orcon
1793 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 385

Trusted
Orcon
Subscriber

  Reply # 1023232 11-Apr-2014 09:13 2 people support this post Send private message

macuser: The only thing I've learnt about big pipe customers in this thread, is that they're all bloody seeders


Top folks obviously :)

xpd

GTA5 Nut
6170 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 247

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1023361 11-Apr-2014 11:48 2 people support this post Send private message

So thats how mega.com is run.... multiple VDSL connections from Big Pipe ;)




1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Dirty Politics: Nicky Hager's New Book
Created by ajobbins, last reply by Glassboy on 20-Aug-2014 17:57 (264 replies)
Pages... 16 17 18


CGA. Is it fair?
Created by BTR, last reply by mattwnz on 20-Aug-2014 17:24 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Free: Smart Button for your Android device
Created by freitasm, last reply by wacam on 20-Aug-2014 17:59 (88 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


It was hardly 'hacking' was it?
Created by CB_24, last reply by BarTender on 19-Aug-2014 22:36 (87 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Vodafone now charging you to receive a bill via post
Created by stocksp, last reply by NzBeagle on 20-Aug-2014 15:13 (78 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by hio77 on 20-Aug-2014 18:23 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by PhantomNVD on 20-Aug-2014 18:56 (447 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


NZ Transport Agency: Snapchat
Created by freitasm, last reply by TimA on 20-Aug-2014 16:50 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.