[LINK] Question: volume charges
bscott at gtlaw.com.au
Wed Nov 20 06:43:06 EST 2002
This is a perfect example of my point re communicating with peers. The
whole infrastructure has been engineered on the assumption that end users
want a big pipe in and a small pipe out. You will find the same thing on
56K modems (which, all other things being equal, receive with higher bw
(56K) than they transmit at (33.2K?)).
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At 15:16 +1100 20/11/02, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>consumers. I'm on optus and even though I'm buying a certain level of
>capacity, I can't run my own server over that capacity.
I'm on Optus cable and have noticed that while I can get up to 400 kBps
download speeds my upload speed is rate limited to about 16 kBps.
All Optus' sales literature is carefully worded so that it's only
talking about "download speeds" and "access web sites" rather than raw
So even if I wanted to send data overseas to help our 'balance of
payments' I am artificially restricted from doing so.
I will say in Optus' defence that they only charge for incoming data on
my cable connection, so if I have the patience to send a copy of RedHat
8.0 to someone by email I'm only paying for the ack traffic.
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