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Topic # 77055 10-Feb-2011 11:51
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was looking at steam website last night and noticed here:

http://store.steampowered.com/stats/content/

that slingshot has a steam server.  anyone have experience of how good it is?

from reading this forum slingshot generally don't seem awesome, but with a steam cache I imagine speeds would/should be quite good for anything bought through there.  Anyone use it and can report on how good it is?

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  Reply # 437699 10-Feb-2011 12:25
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Completely off topic, but from your title I thought it was something to do with an adult encounter with that ISP Wink






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  Reply # 437748 10-Feb-2011 13:44
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that was the plan. maximum exposure :D

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 437751 10-Feb-2011 13:55
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I didnt realise they had one either. I wonder if its zero rated to there customers?? Also notice recoil have a filtered steam cache, wonder how you would get content through them?

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  Reply # 437784 10-Feb-2011 15:01
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Steam content mirrors just serve game install files and updates.

When you need to download a game in Steam finds the closest server(s) to you that has the content and starts downloading. Note: not all servers have all conent.

Slingshot have run a steam content mirror for awhile now, if you're on Slingshot you should be able to get decent speeds from it. It's filtered to Slingshot customers only, so no use if you are not on slingshot.

Speed from it will of course depend on your line rate, backhaul congestion, handover link congestion at the time.

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  Reply # 437902 10-Feb-2011 18:15
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The content server isn't zero-rated (nothing is), but it goes like stink as long as the files are actually on it.
I get line speed downloading from it, about 1.2 MByte/s.

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  Reply # 438354 11-Feb-2011 17:05
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garvani: I didnt realise they had one either. I wonder if its zero rated to there customers?? Also notice recoil have a filtered steam cache, wonder how you would get content through them?

Recoil one is Xnet only (and last I knew, it had little in the way of content).
What I'd like to know is what the Affinity one serves. (Only their game servers?)

Unlike Recoil, the Slingshot one, has a lot of content.




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