Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 13505 14-May-2007 08:55
Send private message

Last night I queued up a number of downloads with the download manager ReGet. I use the download manger so that I can schedule them to start during the off-peak time.

In ReGet there is an option to query file size so that you can see how much you will be downloading. I queried the file size for everything that I was going to download and then went to my I-Hug bandwidth quota page to make sure that I had enough left.

The problem was that I-Hug had already dinged me for all that bandwidth usage even though nothing had started to download yet.

I ran the download manager through a logging proxy and found that when it was querying for the file size it was just doing an http head.

Has anyone else seen this behavior and could it be widespread across all ISPs?

Thanks.

Create new topic
59 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 70627 14-May-2007 10:37
Send private message

I've seen people saying the Ihug traffic accounting hasn't been working properly since last month, you'll more than likely find it's a fault rather than the way their traffic accounting is supposed to work.

1677 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7

Trusted

  Reply # 70637 14-May-2007 11:57
Send private message

very interesting thought.

Ihug have some issues, which I originally posted in Mauricio's TelstraClear says I've used 15,800 gigabytes traffic in a single day thread.

I have logged my issue with Ihug, depending on who I talk to i get some variation stipulating I won't get charged.  Ihug seemed to stipulate they thought the issue was fixed, but I don't believe it is, which I told them.  It only seems to be with peak data, as far as I can see. However they did acknowlege there was an issue, which had affected a few customers.

One e-mail did tell me to call them, and they would reset my data cap, but after calling them, they didn't seem so keen on this.  It doesn't worry me, so I didn't push the issue.

325 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 70653 14-May-2007 13:55
Send private message

Yes, the ihug usage meter has basically gone mad. See this thread on PCWorld forums and various threads in the ihug.general newsgroup.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.