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ArcticSilver
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  #313575 31-Mar-2010 18:28
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DravidDavid:
Flashcards:Could it be that we are talking about locally cached content here? More and more content is being locally cached by Xtra...


I thought it was only YouTube.


Nah its a lot more.

The caching software caches a lot. From what I have herd.

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  #313590 31-Mar-2010 19:20
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From what I understand anything that is used by Xtra Customers several times during a particular period is cached locally to speed the loading of that content/data. While the exact data isnt really known by anyone other than those directly involved with the system, it apparently includes alot of data including videos, images, and files etc.





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nitrotech
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  #313609 31-Mar-2010 21:08
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We live in interesting times, my ADSL2+ connection will do a speedtest at 13-15mbps but I can't stream a video from overseas or download a file from an overseas site faster than 5kbps (eg dial up speed) infact I have to plug in my vodem if I want to do anything international.

What's the point in things like FTTH when they can't even get the shaping right so that we can use our connections to do even basic tasks?

Big time is a big disappointment, it's a shame that the other telecom plan (pro 40gb) is so much more expensive.



WallySimmonds
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  #313610 31-Mar-2010 21:08
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Sigh...another night of citrix timing out every 2 minutes.

Mooseboy
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  #313613 31-Mar-2010 21:25
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Ragnor:
DravidDavid: In my experience, local traffic is shaped. But not all of it. I can still get 1MB/s from Australia if I download the right mirror of, say...a game demo or patch.


Huh, Australia isn't local traffic.

Download the 350MB test file from here, pretty sure it won't be shaped
http://zeus.jetstream.co.nz/

You could also try other speedtests hosted in NZ:
http://www.consumerspeedtest.org.nz/
http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/
http://www.xnet.co.nz/speedtest/
etc

Australia isn't local, but this picture explains why you get better speeds to AU

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Southern_Cross_Cable_route.svg

EDIT- not really posting to you, but if anyone was wondering.

clark007e
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  #313617 31-Mar-2010 21:30
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Ok, This is horrible tonight. I wonder if how bad this is a breech of any acts?

System
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  #313630 31-Mar-2010 21:54
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Its pretty bad for me tonight too, worst its been in the last few weeks




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WallySimmonds
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  #313634 31-Mar-2010 22:04
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Man, this is making me rage hard. I honestly can't do anything at work - worse than dial up atm.

Can we *please* get some comms from someone about what the ETA is on this getting fixed - and if it's simply status quo from now on then I'll be forced to consider my options. I don't mean to come across as a dick or anything, but I've been on Big Time since November and it's been nothing short of stellar - so I'd like to know if it's worth sticking around.

CrushKill
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  #313639 31-Mar-2010 22:18
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I actually managed a few hours of gaming - Yay! Then about 10pm it fell over. Wah wah wahhhhhhhhhh.....

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  #313641 31-Mar-2010 22:20
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Yea I spent 40 minutes trying to do my banking tonight on ANZ's Site, after 20 odd timeouts and forced logouts because of session timeouts, I finally managed to pay some bills!




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Crucius
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  #313647 31-Mar-2010 22:37
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This is unacceptable. Dial up is a good 10x faster than this.

tamulmol
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  #313662 1-Apr-2010 00:02
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Huh....Internet is still very slow -:( I hope Telecom will action it soon. Or maybe they are too focus into XT fault that they had forgotten the broadband service -:( I hope not.

DravidDavid
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  #313680 1-Apr-2010 01:35
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Still getting a megabyte per second from anything Australian and national now it seems.

And for the record...I know australia isn't local! :P

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  #313708 1-Apr-2010 07:54
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HTTPS was absolute fail late last night.




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System
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  #313727 1-Apr-2010 09:24
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It was awful last night, as soon as the shaping turned off at 2am the connection was fine then at 9am on the dot it fell over




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