Another ham-fisted attempt at traffic shaping

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Re: Another ham-fisted attempt at traffic shaping

This wasn't something I tested too much, how many 5GB+ test uploads do you want to do when you have a 250GB limit and regularly exceed it?  I was always in my overage zone so that was costing me $1/GB. I wasn't keen to spend $50 troubleshooting this issue.

 

The upload would start well and it would use my full bandwidth, which at that time was 1.25MBps (or 10Mbps) until I got to about the 5GB spot.  Then the connection would drop, it would re-establish, start uploading a bit, it would drop, etc.  After a while Filezilla would just give up.  I would try to restart it but I would see the same thing.  But I waited a few hours and thena fter midnight I was able to start the connection and it went fine.  This happened at least twice.

 

Is it a coincidence?  Maybe, but I doubt it.  I haven't tried to duplicate the issue recently since there are so many issues with the CGN3 to deal with. 

 

But given my faster upload speed and higher cap on the 250/20 service I might subscribe to something like Backblaze to do cloud backups of my PCs. If that is the case then I will be sending HUGE amounts of data up to the cloud and will really give this a test, but I don't know if these services use FTP or other protocols.