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Traffic Shaping question

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Traffic Shaping question

Can anyone tell me how the traffic shaping works with regard to traffic listed as "Other" under View My Usage Activities?

The reason I ask is that I play a lot of on-line Poker which seems to be classed as "Other". (I have practically zero showing as gaming.) In the past week or so, lag, latency, and time-outs have been plaguing my games across multiple sites, so I assume it's a PlusNet issue.

Any info would be much appreciated.
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GersFans
Grafter
Posts: 191
Registered: 30-07-2007

Traffic Shaping question

I am in the same situation with you for the poker, although for me it is only the one type of software that is affected. All sites using the ongame network software are totally unplayable.


I have an open ticket over this and Plusnet want me to supply the IP addresses and ports, which I am having difficulty obtaining.. :roll:

Its been like this for 2 months for me now Sad Sad
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Traffic Shaping question

I'm not playing on the OnGame network but I'll stay clear if that's troublesome - thanks for the heads-up.

I'm mostly playing on PKR at the moment (which is a fantastic site BTW, especially for low stakes) but I'm having the same problems on Cryptologic (William Hill, UKBetting, Interpoker), Blue Square, and Betfair.

The thing is, all were fine up until about a week or so ago. It feels like *something* has changed which is affecting all of them - can't help feeling the problem is with PlusNet.
Plusnet Staff
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Posts: 12,169
Thanks: 18
Fixes: 1
Registered: 04-04-2007

Traffic Shaping question

Hi,

I used to play quite a bit of online poker, and as far as I can recall my traffic always got classified as "other", simply because to get classed as gaming it needs a gaming rule set up in the Ellacoyas which I suspect poker and online gambling sites don't have, although as they are going to be encrypted it should still get a high priority.

If though you are seeing problems with any sites when other things are working correctly then if you can raise a ticket and provide is with the port details the sites are using the IP address details of the sites.

The easiest way in Windows to find these details is to ensure that every other Internet programme is closed and you only have the poker/game software open then go to Start -> Run type CMD and click OK and in the command prompt window type

netstat

you should then see a list like this


C:\Documents and Settings\Agent>netstat

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP CALLCENTRE17:1959 62.172.198.171:http ESTABLISHED
TCP CALLCENTRE17:2737 gatekeeper.force9.net:pop3 TIME_WAIT
TCP CALLCENTRE17:4310 84.92.0.108:5222 ESTABLISHED
TCP CALLCENTRE17:4345 usertools.plus.net:6667 ESTABLISHED
TCP CALLCENTRE17:10110 localhost:2736 TIME_WAIT


The foreign address on the right is the address of the server, with the number or name after the colon the port it is using.
GersFans
Grafter
Posts: 191
Registered: 30-07-2007

Traffic Shaping question

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If though you are seeing problems with any sites when other things are working correctly then if you can raise a ticket and provide is with the port details the sites are using the IP address details of the sites.


66.212.235.6:http - Corals
66.212.235.6:5750 - Corals

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www.pokerroom.com:https - PokerRoom
www.pokerroom.com:5750 -

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66.212.246.69:1982 -
66.212.236.66:1974 - Ladbrokes
66.212.246.74:http -

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66.212.246.69:1982 -
66.212.236.66:1976 -
66.212.246.69:1981 - Purple Lounge
66.212.236.14:http - Purple Lounge
66.212.246.74:http -
unknown.prolexic.com:http -

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66.212.236.66:1973 -
66.212.246.69:1984 -Spin Palace
66.212.246.74:http -
207.219.111.155:http -

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193.95.166.195:7000 -
193.95.166.194:7000 -
193.95.166.184:7000 - Littlewoods Poker
193.95.166.187:7000 -
unknown.prolexic.com:http -

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66.212.246.69:1981 -
66.212.236.76:1977 -
66.212.236.14:http - Stan James
66.212.246.74:http - Stan James
213.219.11.234:http -
213.219.11.234:https -

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66.48.48.36:8000 -
16.absolutebanking.com:8810 - Goal Poker
66.48.48.37:8000 -
66.48.48.37:8010 -
14.absolutebanking.com:8810 - Goal Poker
62.128.133.19 -
27.absolutebanking.com:6982 -
66.212.244.165:8002 -
66.48.48.35:8810 -

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66.212.246.73:http -
66.212.246.69:1987 -
66.212.236.66:1979 -Betway
66.212.236.14:http -
66.212.236.14:http - Betway
195.244.207.20:http -
66.212.246.74:http -
195.244.207.20:https -

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66.212.236.253:https -
66.199.155.194:http -
216.187.97.29:http - Titan Poker
66.212.241.212:4710 - Titan Poker
66.212.242.37:6484 -
66.212.241.212:4470 -

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66.212.241.212:4710 -
66.212.241.212:4470 -
15.absolutebanking.com:8812 - Absolute Poker
66.212.244.165:8002 -
19.absolutebanking.com:8812 -
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66.212.235.124:https - PokerStars

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66.212.235.6:http -
66.212.235.6:http - Betsson
66.212.235.6:5720 -
83.138.131.179:https -

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Traffic Shaping question

I'm playing on PacificPoker.com - which is 888.com - and during peak times, I get a disgraceful amount of lag.

A few times I had a really good hand, but due to me timing out it auto-folded me with a nice bet I was sure to win :-(

I did do a netstat, but finding the ports that 888.com uses isn't obvious.