[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to 8.04
christopherrowson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 00:09:53 BST 2008
> Indeed ISPs don't care about port numbers (and why should they?). They
> inspect packets and throttle bandwidth hoggers (this is termed packet
> shaping). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_shaping
> I'm glad they do this because that means that most people's primary use of
> the internet is not affected (email, web) by bandwidth hoggers downloading
> gigs on bittorrent. As the years go by and pipes get fatter, hopefully one
> day this will be a thing of the past.
To be honest, I think that if I pay my ISP a reasonable amount (£25 atm), as
long as I don't take the micky with the amount I download, I should be able
to utilise whichever services I require.
I'm still shaped heavily despite spending all that cash and transferring
less than 10 Gig a month (usually around 6).
That aint fair!
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