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Topic # 65968 10-Aug-2010 07:40
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Either TesltraClear has a new problem in the network, or they are actively shaping and blocking some traffic now.

Anyone else noticed strange behaviour in outgoing connections to servers performing specific functions, such as P2P trackers?







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  Reply # 365736 10-Aug-2010 07:42
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I'm not seeing anything strange here (TCL ADSL in Akl), what sort of problems are you seeing?
They seem to be having problems with their Proxies the last few days, but that's just par for the course.

What sort of behaviour are you seeing, sessions being reset? Wireshark showing anything interesting?




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  Reply # 365737 10-Aug-2010 07:44
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Not running wireshark. I am seeing a tracker going offline after a few seconds of activity. Restarting the software seems to bring it up again for a few more minutes.







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  Reply # 365738 10-Aug-2010 07:47
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What port/protocol is it using?

I'm 99% sure TCL aren't doing anything other than trans proxies for web traffic.




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  Reply # 365739 10-Aug-2010 07:49
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Yes, I always understood they don't interfere with traffic. Curious because I it's been reliable for some time, no changes here and then this.

Of course it could be on the other side, but since this is a single tracker I am told they are not seeing problems.





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  Reply # 365743 10-Aug-2010 07:59
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The fact forum.voda doesn't work is interesting. It doesn't look like asym routing, but as I don't have an iHug IP address it's hard to confirm.




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  Reply # 365745 10-Aug-2010 08:03
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The forum.voda timeout started only yesterday, so it could be related.

I have a box in the US for testing Geekzone load times and what ads are running there, and connected fine, so I knew it wasn't their side of the things.

I don't believe TelstraClear would be blocking, but certainly something is not working as it was a week ago.





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  Reply # 366249 11-Aug-2010 14:35
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I've had a lot of stalled connections to overseas hosts, sites disappearing for periods of time, random components of sites not coming through or taking extraordinarily long times (like 2 minutes of stalled connection for a small image).  I blame the transparent proxy.  I always blame the transparent proxy.  I hate the transparent proxy.  It's a poxy proxy.





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  Reply # 366250 11-Aug-2010 14:41
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It seems things are back to normal, except connection to some websites. It seems TelstraClear is already looking into this.





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  Reply # 366278 11-Aug-2010 15:33
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sleemanj: I've had a lot of stalled connections to overseas hosts, sites disappearing for periods of time, random components of sites not coming through or taking extraordinarily long times (like 2 minutes of stalled connection for a small image).  I blame the transparent proxy.  I always blame the transparent proxy.  I hate the transparent proxy.  It's a poxy proxy.

I've had this same problem alot over the last week or so. Painful.

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  Reply # 366808 12-Aug-2010 14:44
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sleemanj: I've had a lot of stalled connections to overseas hosts, sites disappearing for periods of time, random components of sites not coming through or taking extraordinarily long times (like 2 minutes of stalled connection for a small image).  I blame the transparent proxy.  I always blame the transparent proxy.  I hate the transparent proxy.  It's a poxy proxy.

I've had this same problem alot over the last week or so. Painful.

I had a site appear to drop offline while I was in the middle of ordering something (I'd just hit the "Pay Now" button). It was still unresponsive two hours later, but downforeveryoneorjustme reported that all was well. The money had come out of my account so I was a bit worried! As it happened, the order was complete but it's still never good when something like that happens.

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  Reply # 367134 13-Aug-2010 12:45
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For the past two weeks my TC connection has been flaky. I can get to some websites, but not others, but it varies throughout the day. According to their website they're having major problems with something.

They're not replying to customer service emails either, at least not quickly. Two days is crazy when I could just call them and talk to them in ten minutes (or two hours maybe).




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  Reply # 367179 13-Aug-2010 14:10
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I had a lot of issues with some sites this morning, click on links and it would just timeout or only part of the page would download. A refresh would fix it each time.




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  Reply # 367257 13-Aug-2010 17:02
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TCL has been rather crap for page load times, and download speeds have been a mixed bunch.
I don't use really anything P2P based so i cant comment on that.

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  Reply # 367390 13-Aug-2010 22:06
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Very slow response times here in Kapiti earlier today.

Pings to the DNS would timeout. By the time I got through to TC tech support the problem had "corrected" itself.

Curious that they would be shaping traffic. Their cable plan charges you for what you use after exceeding your monthly cap, so why bother?

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  Reply # 368424 16-Aug-2010 22:49
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GZ now works again because I'm using IPv6 to talk to it.  prior it was a dog.  Don't talk to me about those proxies... I'm getting to the point of vpn to US to just route around their crap.


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