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RE: "download" caps



This ADSL connection I'm using here is discounted for low daytime use
(when I'm sat at the end of 2Gb/s link :-) ), but it's a very soft
limit with the ISP issuing warnings for over use before finally urging
you to upgrade or cease the service.  It's basically means you can't
use Kazaa/Gnutella/ED2K during the day.  I think ISPs will move towards
QoS in the core network for those protocols, simply because
prioritising telnet/ssh/HTTP/SMTP over them will make them "seem" a
faster network, interactively.

Dom
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-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Gutmann [mailto:pgut001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 4:02 AM
To: ameaden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; vuln-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: "download" caps


Andrew Meaden <ameaden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>Telcos in .au are starting to introduce plans (optus@home cable, iinet 
>adsl
>etc) whereby you get a monthly cap that's soft; at the time the cap is
>reached, the rate is limited (either severely or lightly, depending on
the
>quality of the plan) and no excess data charges are inflicted upon the
user.

That's what we need here.  The official story was that it was
technically impossible to do.  I don't know enough about what's
installed here to tell whether this is really true or not, but it did
sound like a convenient way to get out of doing it that way.

Peter.