[Facil] [Fwd: Re: [MLUG] [Was: 29 march 2008] Bell Secretly Throttling Wholesale Internet Services?]
magicfab at member.fsf.org
Mar 25 Mar 18:58:48 EDT 2008
J'ai comme pas le temps de traduire ceci mais je voulais q. meme que ca
passe dans les listes / forums franco/quebecois.
Qq'un peut renvoyer sur ISOC ? Je n'ai pas l'adresse proche.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [MLUG] [Was: 29 march 2008] Bell Secretly Throttling
Wholesale Internet Services?
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:44:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Randy Sears <lists at cicleworks.com>
Reply-To: Montreal Linux Users Group <mlug at listserv.mlug.ca>
To: Montreal Linux Users Group <mlug at listserv.mlug.ca>
<3e8fd0440803250916g73d4e402o4e4071609d47083 at mail.gmail.com>
<20080325195429.GK8744 at mumia.anarcat.ath.cx>
There's quite a bit of info and talk about this on DSL reports:
At the moment, they appear to be shaping anything file sharing related
ie p2p traffic, NNTP, SFTP, but also apparently anything encrypted
including VPNs. It appears VOIP traffic may also be impacted. The
shaping begins at 4-5pm and ends at 2am, peak hours...I think it was
said that the connections are dropped to 30K/sec. It may only be at
some COs, but will be deployed to all COs in Ontario and Quebec by
> The implications of this are staggering. Basically, what was
> traditionnally considered as a neutral channel (the LNS tunnel) is now
> being directly tampered with by Bell, without even bothering to talk
> about it.
> It's fairly dramatic. It basically means that Bell now has taken the
> permission of shaping its competitor's traffic.
> Talk about business practices...
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 12:16:47PM -0400, Nick Nobody wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 10:42 AM, patricia campbell
>> <triciamontreal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > the site is just slow, I've been browsing it for the last 2 weeks off
>> & on.
>> > btw any one else have slow access via bell ??
>> > --
>> Have you seen this: http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/2782/125/
>> "Internet chat boards are buzzing with concerns that Bell has begun
>> throttling Internet traffic for its wholesale services. In other
>> words, third party ISPs that buy their connectivity from Bell
>> ("resellers") are being left with irate customers who are suddenly
>> subject to packet shaped services."
>> It really wouldn't surprise me if Bell was doing this. I did notice
>> that google maps was slow over the weekend :(
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