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  Reply # 1073667 24-Jun-2014 19:37
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timmmay: We could probably answer the question with a 5 minute phone call to Snap...


How about this: when we were left with dialup speeds for three days, we continued to have a working phoneline (apart from the unrelated matter we found out about a few days later after complaining of calls not going through only to later find out someone had hacked into our Fritzbox and had been making tollcalls from our account!).

I mentioned this VOIP issue to the Snap call centre and they confirmed it would continue to work at the reduced speed, but didn't give me any technical explanation.

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  Reply # 1073735 24-Jun-2014 21:43
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The bandwidth limiting is likely done on anything that isnt VOIP. They can identify the SIP traffic and wont shape it, but anything else is rate limited. Pretty simple really.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1076339 29-Jun-2014 01:21
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That could get interesting. What would happen if you configured a bittorrent client to use the same ports as SIP? Maybe you would get a connection that could only be used for torrents and nothing else.

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Unless the torrent is being seeded from the Snap SIP server that's not going to work.

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  Reply # 1078890 2-Jul-2014 21:13
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On Snap VDSL at work, we simply get billed when we go over :/




 


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Aredwood: That could get interesting. What would happen if you configured a bittorrent client to use the same ports as SIP? Maybe you would get a connection that could only be used for torrents and nothing else.

Traffic identification can be far more sophisticated than just ports.

 

And as mentioned, its probably just a whitelisted service or the location of it in the network compared to the speed shaping appliance. Many ways of making the traffic unaffected.

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