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Is ftp blocked on BB+ at peak times

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Is ftp blocked on BB+ at peak times

Trying to download a whoping 80MB file (puppy linux) and getting a massive 11KB/s, with arrival time estimated at over 2 hours.

I guess this is not bursty browsing then :-/

(current peak usage this month about 100MB)
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Is ftp blocked on BB+ at peak times

Nope, FTP isn't bursty browsing and browsing is getting the priority. I would expect the speeds to increase as the network gets quieter.
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Is ftp blocked on BB+ at peak times

Yep: 22:07 and my speed is 16.35KB/s, just over ISDN on an "up to" 8MB connection. Great to the policy of prioritising html is working. Laughable, hideous service.
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Is ftp blocked on BB+ at peak times

it's pretty slow off peak too.
I tried to download a 10MB file earlier this afternoon (offpeak) and got 0.9 KB/s on ftp. switching to a http download for the same file gave 716 KB/s!
what kind of speeds could we xpect overnight on BB+ at the moment using ftp? (as there's not always an http alternative, especially for more obscure penguin isos)
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Is ftp blocked on BB+ at peak times

Should have said that the 16KB/s is the speedtester not ftp.
html is really slow. Perhaps BB+ is designed only for browsing text based pages. The graphics on the bbc home page must be really big :-/
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Yep: 22:07 and my speed is 16.35KB/s, just over ISDN on an "up to" 8MB connection. Great to the policy of prioritising html is working. Laughable, hideous service.


What's the actual performance of browsing like? The changes we made on Friday will mean that speed test results will be lower than normal as will downloads, but actual browsing should be OK.
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what kind of speeds could we xpect overnight on BB+ at the moment using ftp? (as there's not always an http alternative, especially for more obscure penguin isos)


Very difficult to say to be honest, there's more bandwidth available overnight so I would expect the speed to increase, but of course that assumes that the sources is capable of supplying the file at a faster speed.