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Plusnet: My Broadband Usage: Other?

phwez
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Plusnet: My Broadband Usage: Other?

I am looking at the Plusnet - My Broadband Usage page.

Can anybody tell me what is the definition of 'Other' traffic?  I am surprised to see quite so much of Other traffic.

I can guess that it is traffic which doesn't fit into web, email, usenet, ftp, etc.  I am wondering what sort of traffic might fit into the Other category, what protocols for example, perhaps NTP?

TIA

 

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Re: Plusnet: My Broadband Usage: Other?

things they can't identify or don't fit into one of the other categories

phwez
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Re: Plusnet: My Broadband Usage: Other?

I'd guessed that. I was surprised that there is quite a bit of it. I'm guessing it covers DNS, NTP - which I would think amount to hardly anything, so what else could be making up the numbers?
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Re: Plusnet: My Broadband Usage: Other?

It says I've used 34GB of the "Other" out of a total of 123GB so far this month.

This is the biggest contribution to my usage, although "Broadband Phone" @ 26GB is a close second...

I don't believe Skype could gobble 26GB in a fortnight...

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Re: Plusnet: My Broadband Usage: Other?

here is my usage - nearly the end of the month

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Re: Plusnet: My Broadband Usage: Other?

Likewise (for two weeks):-

(It's very hard to include images)

Screenshot from 2016-08-19 17_00_35.png

 

 

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Re: Plusnet: My Broadband Usage: Other?

Roll eyesThat's a lot of porn!! Roll eyes

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Re: Plusnet: My Broadband Usage: Other?

You haven't a clue about the nature of the content that I have accessed.

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Re: Plusnet: My Broadband Usage: Other?

'Twas humour....though you could have stopped after the fourth letter!!

 

I remember some comedian ( I can't remember who) who said that if porn accounts for 30% of the internet - that's 70% he hasn't seen.Grin