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Usenet/torrent throttling

philrule
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Registered: 02-06-2010

Usenet/torrent throttling

I have been noticing bad usenet and torrent throttling most of the time, including overnight, although sometimes during the afternoon my speeds max out again. I get around 60KBps when throttled, while it is at around 1.6MBps when not throttled. I ran tests on glasnost for both torrents and nntp, both of which recognise that I am being throttled.
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Is your download traffic rate limited?
Your ISP appears to rate limit your downloads.
Details:
Your ISP appears to rate limit your nntp downloads. In our tests, downloads using control flows achieved up to 5561 Kbps while downloads using nntp achieved up to 490 Kbps.
There is no indication that your ISP rate limits downloads on port 56461 or 57546. In our tests, downloads on port 56461 achieved up to 5561 Kbps while downloads on port 57546 achieved up to 5561 Kbps.

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Your ISP appears to rate limit your downloads.
However, some of the measurements were affected by noise, which limits Glasnost ability to detect rate limiting.
Details:
Your ISP appears to rate limit your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests, downloads using control flows achieved up to 4478 Kbps while downloads using BitTorrent achieved up to 305 Kbps.
There is no indication that your ISP rate limits downloads on port 6881 or 42723. In our tests, downloads on port 6881 achieved up to 395 Kbps while downloads on port 42723 achieved up to 305 Kbps.

I'm on an unlimited package. Can I get an answer as to why I am getting this throttling, particularly overnight which I would expect to be the least likely time for it.
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Re: Usenet/torrent throttling

p2p/usenet is speed capped http://usergroup.plus.net/prodcomp2.php ; choose Legacy PN unlimited
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philrule
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Re: Usenet/torrent throttling

It's not supposed to be speed capped from midnight to midday.
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Re: Usenet/torrent throttling

It may not be actively throttled, but it is the lowest priority traffic and will therefore depend upon how busy the system is.
See http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/traffic_management.shtml
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Usenet/torrent throttling

New information!
See http://usertools.plus.net/status/archive/1342431858.htm
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Usenet/torrent throttling

Something's bust.  Embarrassed
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philrule
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Re: Usenet/torrent throttling

At least it's being worked on now Smiley