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Topic # 100233 5-Apr-2012 17:02
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  Is anybody else receiving slow NNTP speeds at the moment on the unlimited plan?

  I am assuming that some form of throttling is occuring as I get an immediate jump in download speed when I change the port/NNTP server and then it sits there chugging along at a pitiful 2KB/s?!

  This is the first I've experienced it (it was fine up until the end of March or there abouts where I was getting 300-400KB/s speeds). 

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  Reply # 605811 5-Apr-2012 17:30
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All traffic is shaped on the unlimited plan. Considering the primary use for newsgroups these days is downloading binary content I suspect it's at the bottom of the bandwidth pool, especially as NNTP traffic is so easily recognised.




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  Reply # 605823 5-Apr-2012 17:44
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  I could understand some shaping, but to implement it so radically seems a little harsh and is somewhat a fundamental change in the plan to me (i.e. 400k to 2k overnight?).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 605856 5-Apr-2012 19:00
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while i don't use NNTP I have noticed in the past week my evening ftp speeds have gone from a stable 2MB/s to 200KB/s

Boom! no more speed.

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  Reply # 605992 6-Apr-2012 09:20
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Check with your NNTP server if they provide SSL access on ports 443 or 23.




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  Reply # 606067 6-Apr-2012 11:50
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  Yeah I've done that and problem solved.

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  Reply # 606074 6-Apr-2012 12:30
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Beat me to it,

If it does continue to cause any problems drop me a pm with your account details and i'll see if i can get to the bottom of it.

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  Reply # 606093 6-Apr-2012 13:16
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  Thanks .. are slingshot proposing that I should use SSL to get around their traffic shaping ;-)

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  Reply # 606173 6-Apr-2012 17:11
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I, too, am seeing ~2kB/s for NNTP traffic. The last time that I used NNTP (2-3 weeks ago) I was getting ~300kB/s during the day and ~100kB/s during the evenings.

Combined with the much slower HTTP/S speeds and abysmal Youtube (again) during the evenings (50kB/s is not adequate for 720p video...), it seems like things have really taken a nose-dive since they switched away from Pacnet. :(




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