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Topic # 67694 7-Sep-2010 08:17
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Just did a bittorrent traffic shaping test, from this post here, and found that Telecom is apparently shaping my upload traffic.

In the past i've noticed that my uploads never hit fullspeed to a single peer but never really took much notice.

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his is becoming a big deal to me as i lost my server in Luxembourg that i use for seeding, now i must use my home line.

Just wondering if anyone else has the same result,

thanks.


P.S. I love seeding my linux distros :D 

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  Reply # 377375 7-Sep-2010 08:22
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I was under the impression that telecom made no big secret that they shaped traffic in the interest of traffic management.

 

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  Reply # 377379 7-Sep-2010 08:38
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kontonnz: I was under the impression that telecom made no big secret that they shaped traffic in the interest of traffic management.
 


Unusual to shape uploads, though.

On Orcon my bittorrent uploads (Android open source firmware for tablets and phones - usually well under 100MB) pretty much go top speed all day and night. I have a 102GB/month quota, so can happily upload heaps as we don't actually do much downloading. 

 




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  Reply # 377431 7-Sep-2010 10:49
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On Telecom here, no shaping


Results for your host (125-236-240-x.adsl.xtra.co.nz - 125.236.240.x):
Is your upload traffic rate limited?

There is no indication that your ISP rate limits your uploads.

Is your download traffic rate limited?

There is no indication that your ISP rate limits your downloads.

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  Reply # 377433 7-Sep-2010 10:51
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Anbo: Just did a bittorrent traffic shaping test, from this post here, and found that Telecom is apparently shaping my upload traffic.

In the past i've noticed that my uploads never hit fullspeed to a single peer but never really took much notice.

Link to screenshot

t
his is becoming a big deal to me as i lost my server in Luxembourg that i use for seeding, now i must use my home line.

Just wondering if anyone else has the same result,

thanks.


P.S. I love seeding my linux distros :D 


Telecom does not shape your bittorrent uploads.

And re Linux distros. Yeah right :-)

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 377459 7-Sep-2010 11:39
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Pretty much all ISP's will prioritize and manage traffic to some extent and don't forget the "shared" part of the equation... x customers y international bandwidth z national bandwidth... remember this not provisioned 1:1 regular consumers wouldn't be able to afford the monthly cost of true "dedicated" bandwidth.  

Contention on a residential adsl plan for international traffic could be as high as 500:1 on some ISPs (probably not on Telecom).

Expecting full speed upload or download all the time on a shared network service like residential ADSL is sort of like expecting rush hour on the motorway to not be congested.

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  Reply # 377465 7-Sep-2010 11:49
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Ragnor: Expecting full speed upload or download all the time on a shared network service like residential ADSL is sort of like expecting rush hour on the motorway to not be congested. 


True but remember the OP was talking about upload speed which is more like the traffic going the other way during rush hour, it may be a little slower but it will be pretty much full speed, unless that ISP has a lot of people hosting "linux distributions" Wink

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  Reply # 377469 7-Sep-2010 11:52
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ISP's that are major hosting providers of services use a lot of upload though too.

Also the upload can be congested at backhaul from the exchange/cabinet to the ISP network.

Continuing the motorway analogy, congested on-ramp.. heh 

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  Reply # 377483 7-Sep-2010 12:23
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Good point. I didn't consider ISPs that are also major hosting providers.

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  Reply # 377696 7-Sep-2010 22:14
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kontonnz: I was under the impression that telecom made no big secret that they shaped traffic in the interest of traffic management.

 


From what I understand the traffic shaping was only being applied to traffic on the 'big time' plan given that the other plans have caps thus stop the data vampires. 

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