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Topic # 26714 1-Oct-2008 11:32
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good on telecom for bringing out their new broadband plans with higher data caps and no upload caps. i hope i will see these changes soon because the telecom website still have the old broadband plans and when i check my broadband usage for my explorer plan it still has the old data cap of 6gb and not the new data cap of 10gb. and my upload speed is still 165kbps instead of the at least 1.0 Mbps i should be getting.

telecom is going to cache websites:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4712173a26513.html

how it is ment to work is when you type in a url it checks to see if the site has any new content and if it doesn't it will load the page from the isp cache. if there is new content it will download this.

but from what i have been reading it seems some isps cache their sites every half an hour or so, and they rely solely on the cache. so if a website has new content you will not see it for half and hour or more. hopefully telecom is not doing this method.

could this new caching telecom is doing be the reason why when i go to www.youtube.com it redirects me to nz.youtube.com ?

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  Reply # 168283 1-Oct-2008 11:36
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richgamer: could this new caching telecom is doing be the reason why when i go to www.youtube.com it redirects me to nz.youtube.com ?


You asked this question in another thread. The answer is no. YouTube will simply determine where you are based on your IP address and serve the local page. You can change this by clicking on the flag, but if you clear your cookies or change browsers it will change again.

Google does it, Yahoo! does it...






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  Reply # 168287 1-Oct-2008 11:59
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why has this only happened to me recently though? from the start of this year it stayed on youtube.com

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richgamer: could this new caching telecom is doing be the reason why when i go to www.youtube.com it
redirects me to nz.youtube.com ?


You asked this question in another thread. The answer is no. YouTube will simply determine where you are based on your IP address and serve the local page. You can change this by clicking on the flag, but if you clear your cookies or change browsers it will change again.

Google does it, Yahoo! does it...

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  Reply # 168291 1-Oct-2008 12:04
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richgamer: why has this only happened to me recently though? from the start of this year it stayed on youtube.com

... because YouTube just recently did this.

Even I get redirected to the NZ site first, this might just sound like a coincidence... but it's not.




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