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Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

phaedra1106
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Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

HI, been up since 4am and went to download via Usenet using AstraNews, normally get around 770k, so far I have been getting 0.3k and most of the time nothing at all due to connection timeouts. 
I know it's not AstraNews as I have a second non-Plusnet line my kids use for gaming and using that line I get over 720k.
There's noithing reported on the service status page.
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gyre
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

Same problem here.  Switched to my 3 account and had no problem, so it isn't directly astra at fault.
I did notice a service update at 3:51am that said:
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We are currently investigating a problem with our usage aggregation system. This problem may result in the View My Broadband Usage tool not updating in a timely manner and may also cause some customers to have a default traffic management profile applied.
This may result in lower than normal speeds on non-interactive traffic such as P2P and binary usenet.

This sounds like it applies here.
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

Yeah I'm suffering too with FTP
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phaedra1106
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

Thanks Gyre, I'd seen that but only read as far as it affecting the usage meter  Smiley
wisewood
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

I'm seeing exactly the same problem with giganews...  Sad
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

http://usertools.plus.net/status/archive/1292844226.htm
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* If you've disconnected/reconnected between 9.00pm last night and now then you will have been assigned a 'default traffic management profile' from 9.00pm last night. This profile heavily restricts time sensitive activities such as Peer-to-Peer filesharing and Binary Usenet. It may also affect the use of some high-definition streaming services and download sites/servers.
wisewood
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

Would you expect VPN to also be affected? I'm getting very slow and unstable VPN connections since last night.
joem52
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

This is causing my Rapidshare downloads to be very slow, too slow to use.
jojopillo
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

Quote from: TheBishop
Would you expect VPN to also be affected? I'm getting very slow and unstable VPN connections since last night.

Yes, all that kind of traffic will be affected.
Quote from: joem52
This is causing my Rapidshare downloads to be very slow, too slow to use.

Sorry about that. We're doing everything we can to rectify the issue.
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jaxster
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

same here on astraweb....its doing my head in!!
puddy
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

Not been able to download a file from hotfile since 5am
Given up with ebay amazon BBC News (not bbc iplayer) and paypal.co.uk but did get in on paypal.com
My account not in traffic management mode and still sync at 8128

Puddy
My account is off-peak mode 12am to 4pm
wisewood
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

Quote from: Joanne
Quote from: TheBishop
Would you expect VPN to also be affected? I'm getting very slow and unstable VPN connections since last night.

Yes, all that kind of traffic will be affected.

Okay - thanks.
jojopillo
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

For anyone having problems loading certain sites I refer to my previous post
@puddy as the service status says, "Our traffic management platforms are 'frozen' at 9.00pm last night. Any traffic management restrictions that were applied to your account at this time of the evening will still be in place now.
* If you've disconnected/reconnected between 9.00pm last night and now then you will have been assigned a 'default traffic management profile' from 9.00pm last night. This profile heavily restricts time sensitive activities such as Peer-to-Peer filesharing and Binary Usenet. It may also affect the use of some high-definition streaming services and download sites/servers."
Jojo Smiley
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Re: Usenet - Time Outs and 0.3k :(

Locked in favour of master thread
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