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Opera users -- please have a look at this (?bug)

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Registered: 30-07-2007

Opera users -- please have a look at this (?bug)

I have had a consistent problem with Opera 9.10 under XP Home SP2 and the BT Speedtester
(http://www.speedtester.bt.com).
What happens is that I run the speedtest, and it apparently completes OK, returning the result as expected.
Then I can close the tab in which the speedtester is running.
No other activity shows in Opera.
However, what then seems to happen is that the download continues at full speed "in background". I only found this out because I happen to have NetMeter running in the systray and noticed that it was showing activity when none was expected.
I had forgotten about this until tonight ... and I've had half a gigabyte of my 4 gigabyte allowance eaten in 15 minutes.
I posted this on the Opera forum where nobody is interested or could reproduce it.
I can reproduce it at will.
I've run TCPView and it shows Opera grabbing some TCP connections (and apparently holding onto them for grim death) as follows:
Opera.exe:1064	TCP	localhosty:1836	speedtest.btcentralplus.com:50301	ESTABLISHED	

Opera.exe:1064 TCP localhosty:1837 speedtest.btcentralplus.com:50301 ESTABLISHED
Opera.exe:1064 TCP localhosty:1838 speedtest.btcentralplus.com:50301 ESTABLISHED
Opera.exe:1064 TCP localhosty:1839 speedtest.btcentralplus.com:50301 ESTABLISHED
Opera.exe:1064 TCP localhosty:1843 speedtest.btcentralplus.com:http ESTABLISHED
Opera.exe:1064 TCP localhosty:1844 speedtest.btcentralplus.com:http ESTABLISHED
Opera.exe:1064 TCP localhosty:1846 speedtest.btcentralplus.com:http ESTABLISHED
Opera.exe:1064 TCP localhosty:1847 speedtest.btcentralplus.com:http ESTABLISHED

Can any Opera users on XP have a go and see if they can reproduce it?

thanks
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Opera users -- please have a look at this (?bug)

Hi paulh177

I have had this happen before as well.

I haven't bothered to find out why it occurs, I just use my firewall to stop activity for a short while to get it to drop the connection. No biggy.


BTW I saw it happen a ways back when I was using Opera version 8 too.

Perhaps it's something to do with Opera' download manager? Dunno.
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Opera users -- please have a look at this (?bug)

thanks for that Ian, I had it with 8.54 and 9.02 as well.
At least I know it's not just my setup