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Standard User Jaowon
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-Jul-15 21:15:03
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Differentiated Services Field


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Hi

What's Plusnets current official scope for the DSF being 20 (i.e. bronze).

I'm seeing Bronze on wireshark, and would like to know the rules they purpote to apply to it?

Thanks.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 13-Jul-15 21:22:55
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Re: Differentiated Services Field


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It can depend what product you are on and when you joined.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync 57840/12740kbps @ 600m. - BQM
Standard User Jaowon
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-Jul-15 21:30:33
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Re: Differentiated Services Field


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I joined around 18 years ago, and have a long and colourful relationship with them, right up until I quit the PUG around 12 years ago after lie upon lie upon lie (I am reminded of a man who reminded me of a potato). Point me to the T&Cs of the moment, then I'll argue it with them.


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 13-Jul-15 21:54:57
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Re: Differentiated Services Field


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The current and past T & Cs are easily found on the website. Enjoy.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync 57840/12740kbps @ 600m. - BQM
Standard User Jaowon
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-Jul-15 22:14:33
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Re: Differentiated Services Field


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So, according to Plusnet HQ, I am on

Unlimited Fibre

Started
18 Apr 2002

So, I won't be bringing back up old contentions re: the inability to track long term users, and promises made in emails, posts and announcements.

The current T&C's so helpfully linked to by RobertOS do not specify any limit. Just a vague mention that they may or may not have limits, at certain undefined times of the day, week, month, lunar eclipse of the minor planet Pluto.

My traffic is being placed in the bronze queue "just because".

Edited by Jaowon (Mon 13-Jul-15 22:42:36)

Standard User MCM
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-Jul-15 22:59:17
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My traffic is being placed in the bronze queue "just because".

Is this all traffic or just some such p2p or usenet?

See All about traffic management

"Traffic prioritisation

Our systems identify traffic and assign it to one of six priority queues:

Titanium (highest priority)
Gold
Gold Plated
Silver
Bronze
Best Effort (lowest priority)

The queue for each type of traffic is different for each of our broadband products (see the table below for full details). Generally, 'time sensitive' and 'interactive' activities have the highest priority."
Standard User Jaowon
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-Jul-15 23:12:44
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To be honest, I've got enough captures now to take it up with them myself.

The page that applies to me is this one http://portal.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide... which doesn't really say anything at all. Long ago Plusnet gave actual figures when it came to bronze queue, now they give nothing.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 13-Jul-15 23:34:11
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How does that page apply to you? It's headed "Managing our network under abnormal load", which is times like the Olympics or Commonwealth Games.

Your link is http://portal.plus.net/support/broadband/
speed_guide/abnormal_load.shtml


The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync 57840/12740kbps @ 600m. - BQM

Edited by RobertoS (Mon 13-Jul-15 23:36:10)

ISP Representative chrisparr
(isp) Tue 14-Jul-15 12:13:51
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Re: Differentiated Services Field


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The traffic priorities can be found here: http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/tr...

Although some traffic (P2P/Usenet) may show as bronze, there are no rate limits imposed so it'll perform as fast as possible depending on what other traffic is going over your connection at any point.

Chris Parr
Plusnet Support Team
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The above post has been made by an ISP REPRESENTATIVE (although not necessarily the ISP being discussed in the post).
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