"Background" ADSL traffic [Was: TPG Internet is CRAP]

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Phred, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Phred

    Phred Guest

    G'day Rod and Nick,

    [Snipped previous discussion.]
    The ABC talk-back guru I mentioned elsewhere just now, also said this
    morning (that's actually *Monday* morning now :) that people can get
    caught with ADSL 24/7 connections because the "background" download
    traffic (presumably in and out) for an "always on" connection can
    amount to around 10MB/day, or around 300MB/month.

    That's a pretty fair slug out of a basic 400/500MB monthly plan. (Or
    even from a 1gig plan, come to that.)

    I haven't seen this mentioned around here, so I'm wondering if that's
    a realistic average figure or just a very pessimistic one. Also, I
    think at least some ISPs (e.g. BigPond, IIRC) don't count their
    housekeeping traffic as part of your allowance, so maybe it's a
    non-issue even if the amount is roughly correct.


    Cheers, Phred.
     
    Phred, Jun 30, 2003
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    : The ABC talk-back guru I mentioned elsewhere just now, also said this
    : morning (that's actually *Monday* morning now :) that people can get
    : caught with ADSL 24/7 connections because the "background" download
    : traffic (presumably in and out) for an "always on" connection can
    : amount to around 10MB/day, or around 300MB/month.

    Based on what figure? A DoS attack? And what "background" download is said
    guru rabbiting on about?
     
    -=[VampiressX]=-, Jun 30, 2003
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  3. Phred

    [thetron] Guest

    Also of people scan IP And hostmask ranges searching for insecure
    systems/boxes

    Not to forget windows OS internet stuff
     
    [thetron], Jun 30, 2003
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  4. Phred

    Rod Speed Guest

    Complete drivel. I did fine on Telstra's
    350MB plan until they increased it to 500M.
    Its not so bad with the higher limits, because someone who actually
    needs 500MB will still end up below the limit with the 1GB plan.
    Its a mindlessly silly number.
    None of them do.
    Yeah, there is certainly a heartbeat between the adsl
    modem and the dslam, but it doesnt get counted.
     
    Rod Speed, Jun 30, 2003
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  5. Phred

    Rod Speed Guest

    Completely I'm right. As always.
    Doesnt mean that that is included in the billed volume.
    They dont care about servers. Basically because
    they charge for both uploads and downloads.
    Or maybe its your router doing it.
    Nothing like the original stupid claim.
    Pointless bothering.
    Pointless bothering.
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 1, 2003
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  6. Phred

    Rod Speed Guest

    Which is a complete piece of shit, the breakdown by
    hour is nothing like the actual usage, much more lumpy.
    Easy to claim. When what little 'evidence' there is is
    just from that completely fucked 'hourly breakdown'
    which is in fact nothing like what actually happened...
    Based on that bloody flakey 'evidence'
    They always do, most are into that sort of conspiracy theory.
    Nope, completely stupid with an always on service.

    Back to the dinosaurs...

    Its MUCH more likely that its just background traffic
    and/or port scans etc. And is NOTHING like the
    mindlessly stupid original claim of 300MB/month.
    Completely irrelevant.
    Your neurotic fears are your problem.
    Always have been, always will be.
    Modern approved ones have a fusable link to avoid that result.

    And its easy enough to ensure that even if it does
    melt down, it wont set fire to anything that matters.
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 1, 2003
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  7. Phred

    Rod Speed Guest

    I dont.
    You get no say what so ever on what is necessary. Ever.
    Even you should be able to bullshit your way out of
    your predicament better than that pathetic effort, Hutch.
    You dont get to 'find' anything at all, except your dick, Hutch.

    And it was YOU that chose to comment on something of mine,
    and made a very spectacular fool of yourself indeed when you did.
    Easy to claim.
    Duh.

    Pity that has sweet **** all to do with your stupid comments
    on the terminally stupid claim THAT BIGPONG ADSL CAN
    HAVE 300MB A MONTH OF BILLED TRAFFIC WHEN
    THE SYSTEM IS ALLEGEDLY IDLE.

    Keep digging. You'll be out in china any day now.
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 2, 2003
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