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Topic # 30425 7-Feb-2009 16:42
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Google and another company have a tool to check if your isp is speed limiting bit torrent. go here:

http://www.measurementlab.net/measurement-lab-tools.html

Do the test. Then we will make a list of nz isps that speed limit bit torrent so we know which isp/s not to join or to leave.

eg.

xtra throttle
orcon no throttle
slingshot throttle
etc
etc

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  Reply # 194662 7-Feb-2009 17:16
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telstraclear=no throttle




 


The force is strong with this one!

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  Reply # 194665 7-Feb-2009 17:40
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I thought this has already been posted, not sure.
Though on another forum an ISP employee said that its innaccurate because he knows that they throttle it during business hours.



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  Reply # 194684 7-Feb-2009 21:36
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try the tool at 12am and 12pm then.

eXDee: I thought this has already been posted, not sure.
Though on another forum an ISP employee said that its innaccurate because he knows that they throttle it during business hours.

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  Reply # 194698 8-Feb-2009 01:32
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Xtra i don't think my torrent's have been throttled and i hope they don't start..

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  Reply # 194792 8-Feb-2009 20:43
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Lol World X Change used to throttle the torrent plan and I could tell because it used to be really obvious. They must have goten complaints and then became more sneaky about it. Because as soon as it hit 8am my downloads on bit torrent would go from way under 100KBps to like 300KBps+ minumum.

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  Reply # 195223 10-Feb-2009 23:32
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eXDee: I thought this has already been posted, not sure.
Though on another forum an ISP employee said that its innaccurate because he knows that they throttle it during business hours.


yeah that would have been me, and its true but might not always be picked up as p2p is just given XXX mbps bandwidth at certain times of the day, sometimes it wont even meet the threashhold so no effects will be seen.

Does that test do anything more than check speeds of random ports vs speeds of known p2p ports. I wonder it it can tell if real DPI is being used to class traffic.

The easiest way to to call your isps (they should be very open about this) and ask.

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  Reply # 195335 11-Feb-2009 16:30
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Yep, exactly who i was thinking of.

I've always assumed any decent ISP will prioritise unless they are mad, though its when it becomes ruthless shaping is the problem (ala slingshot)

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  Reply # 195350 11-Feb-2009 17:14
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i wouldnt believe anything your isp tells you, Slingshot denied shaping for weeks even though the evidence was overwhelming that they were, forums like this one will tell you a lot about what is happening with your isp and the problems they are having, i left Slingshot after they lied to me about shaping torrents and it was the public forums that answered my questions.




Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 195368 11-Feb-2009 18:18
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I hate it when my Linux iso torrents are throttled.

Go Large, ruthless shaping.

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  Reply # 196740 19-Feb-2009 17:17
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Fossie: I hate it when my Linux iso torrents are throttled.

Go Large, ruthless shaping.


Yeah, but that's GoLarge. Everyone knows that's shaped to hell and back.

Normal Xtra DSL is not however.




Please note: Any posts, comments, or contributions in this forum are posted by me as an individual acting in my own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of any company I work for, clients I've consulted for or anyone else.

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  Reply # 196755 19-Feb-2009 19:00
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rossmnz: telstraclear=no throttle

Weren't they the first ones out of the blocks who said that they would disconnect you under sect 92 if Hollyweird made an accusation??





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  Reply # 196806 19-Feb-2009 22:24
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Anarkist:
Fossie: I hate it when my Linux iso torrents are throttled.

Go Large, ruthless shaping.


Yeah, but that's GoLarge. Everyone knows that's shaped to hell and back.

Normal Xtra DSL is not however.


I was being sarcastic :P

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