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Topic # 29643 14-Jan-2009 07:38
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After reading a few thread realting to SS shaping traffic ,a few question I really like to clarify.

Please don't just answer 'yes' and make it more confusing.

1. slingshot shape all traffic regardless at all time.

2. shaping  at peaktime i.e during evening high traffic.

3. free data bewteen 1~ 7 a.m.

4. Downloading file stutter/throttling @ 30kB/s ?

I assume all the shaping apply to to torrent and Http downlaod ( rapidahsre,mega sites etc)

My answer to SS shaping is 2 ,3  and 4 !

or there are others ?

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  Reply # 189590 14-Jan-2009 17:34
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JUPITER2K: After reading a few thread realting to SS shaping traffic ,a few question I really like to clarify.

Please don't just answer 'yes' and make it more confusing.

1. slingshot shape all traffic regardless at all time.

2. shaping  at peaktime i.e during evening high traffic.

3. free data bewteen 1~ 7 a.m.

4. Downloading file stutter/throttling @ 30kB/s ?

I assume all the shaping apply to to torrent and Http downlaod ( rapidahsre,mega sites etc)

My answer to SS shaping is 2 ,3  and 4 !

or there are others ?


1&2 Slingshot call it prioritisation,  They mainly do it for  bulk downloading sites, like rapidshare and it's not all the time, it's only when the load is too much.

3. Yes, free data between 1am & 7am,  but that's only at your plans speed, if you are capped, you will only get capped speed.

4. if your file is > then 10MB then it might be slowed to 30kB/s but that mainly to mass downloading sites.

It's not that bad, last month I got down over 100GB in the free periods from Slingshot.



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  Reply # 189609 14-Jan-2009 18:51
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3. Yes, free data between 1am & 7am, but that's only at your plans speed, if you are capped, you will only get capped speed.


So downloading torrent between 1am & 7am is not capped @ 30 kB/s ?

look like SS must have overcome the initial teething problem that some users are still experiencing.

A friend of mine is tossing between Xnet and SS and currently still on dial up.

perhaps 6 of one half dozen the other :-))

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  Reply # 189635 14-Jan-2009 21:25
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Torrents are not shaped like rapidshare,  each torrent is different, depending on seeds and peers of that torrent.

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  Reply # 189636 14-Jan-2009 21:36
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what about sftp? is that shapped in anyform?

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  Reply # 189640 14-Jan-2009 21:49
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It depends where your comming from from what I'm told, I don't do sftp/ftp.

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  Reply # 189921 16-Jan-2009 02:31
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Torrents are shaped/capped/whatever you call it.
Sometimes more - sometimes less - harshly than HTTP traffic.

FTP is neither here-nor-there in terms of shaping. I can't say for certain that it is -- and I can't say for certain that it isn't. (I've had such variable speeds using it.)

What I can tell you, however, is that HTTP file transfer over non-regular ports seems to be shaped a fair bit more tha  regular HTTP.




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  Reply # 189934 16-Jan-2009 08:43
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hellonearthisman :It's not that bad, last month I got down over 100GB in the free periods from Slingshot.


AFAIK Xnet with the free torrent plan ~ 75G with the throttling it's not possible to download even 25 G per month a while back!!
I think Xnet now throttle the speed to 30KB/s or whatever


Detruire  : Torrents are shaped/capped/whatever you call it.


If SS shape torrent   how does hellonearthisman manage to download ~ 100 G per month ?

Is that a mystery ?


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  Reply # 189935 16-Jan-2009 08:50
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I don't get 100GB of torrents, 40gB would be torrents.  but Detruire is right, torrents are shaped, but not that much.
I also watch lots of youtube and other video sites...  It was a Fs/fs connection at that time.
Today I got 600mB of google tech talksChanging China one loan at a time was worth a play.

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  Reply # 189971 16-Jan-2009 11:48
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JUPITER2K:
Detruire  : Torrents are shaped/capped/whatever you call it.


If SS shape torrent   how does hellonearthisman manage to download ~ 100 G per month ?

Is that a mystery ?



Time of day. Late during the off-peak period (from 4AM) to early afternoon seem to get me decent torrent speeds (depending on the indivitual torrent/s, of course).

On the speed that I'm currently getting (~100kBps over all torrents, despite knowing that one can get that speed on it's own), you can do ~8GB a day. Adjust that a little for peak times, and you can do 6GB a day.

If you're torrenting most of the month, one can easily do 6*30= 180GB of torrents in a month, assuming a decent patch of seeders on most of the torrents you're wanting.




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  Reply # 190414 18-Jan-2009 18:43
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i thought i add my 2cents worth too

i ve got me a seedbox its pretty cheap $20  month etc..... i haul backs files from it ,threw ftp of the boxs , at off peak times

i ve did over 100gb this month too most days i didnt even haul back 6 days out of there

the way i see it from 1am to 5am i get around 220kb/s  from 5am to 7am i start getting up to maxs speeds around 450kb/s plus

at the moment i am quite happy with off peak 




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