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Hehe

@ssa.gov

Background noise is 2-4KB/sec.

Background noise is 2-4KB/sec. That's 24GB/month!

Just monitoring my firewall I see an average of 2-4KB per second on my Internet port. That traffic is not caused by me. It is port scans and hack attempts and who knows what else. I should not be required to pay for bandwidth I did not ask for. If I ever used the 250GB limit, this extra crap would cost me $30-$45 extra.



Hehe

@ssa.gov

Oops, bad math. 3KB/sec would be 7.4GB per month. So about an extra $10 - $15.

3*60*60*24*30/1024/1024=7.415GB per second



88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

said by Hehe :

Oops, bad math. 3KB/sec would be 7.4GB per month. So about an extra $10 - $15.

3*60*60*24*30/1024/1024=7.415GB per second
you fail math. At 4 Kbps it's barley over 1 GB a month.


Hehe

@ssa.gov

said by 88615298:

said by Hehe :

Oops, bad math. 3KB/sec would be 7.4GB per month. So about an extra $10 - $15.

3*60*60*24*30/1024/1024=7.415GB per second
you fail math. At 4 Kbps it's barley over 1 GB a month.
Useless post. Explain my error?
I said KB, not Kb!
B=byte
b=bit

Exothermicus

join:2007-05-24
Denton, TX
reply to Hehe

I only wish my background noise was only 4K Bytes per second! At the times that my ActionTek takes a dump, I'm seeing Syn-flood traffic on the order of 50-100K bytes / second.

So yea, if caps become a reality, I want all the bandwidth consumed by the garbage deducted. I already disable flash in my browsers simply because it is a waste of good bandwidth.

Exo



joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA
reply to Hehe

regardless of the 10GB/mo noise, you'd still have 240GB/mo.
That .1% is the tail of a bell curve that probably averages 40-50GB/mo or less. So the .1% are hogging more bandwidth than the bottom 20% or more.

Do some more math. Even if you are transferring legitimate video "family movies", this (240GB) is over 100 hours of video/ mo. (assuming a 4.3GB DVD).

Last debate on this, someone said they have software to trap multiple audio streams and were simultaneously recording 5 radio stations 24/7. huh? what's the point of that?

More math - correct me if wrong. 250GB/mo = 828KB/sec 24/7.
Is anyone's need 24/7? I never see a BT stream go much over 100KB. How many downloads would it even take to hit that 800KB constant level? This such seems to be much about nothing.

I just want to know there's a counter someplace, and an option to get an email if you break 200GB nearing mid month. Who knows if their wireless connection got hacked somehow? Or if a virus is actively running off your machine.
Joe



88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to Hehe

said by Hehe :

said by 88615298:

said by Hehe :

Oops, bad math. 3KB/sec would be 7.4GB per month. So about an extra $10 - $15.

3*60*60*24*30/1024/1024=7.415GB per second
you fail math. At 4 Kbps it's barley over 1 GB a month.
Useless post. Explain my error?
I said KB, not Kb!
B=byte
b=bit
3 KB a sec would = 24 Kbps. Sorry I highly doubt anyone has that much background noise continually. I'd switch ISPs if I did. IF I have any background noise it's rarely over 4 Kbps and most time MUCH less than that. In fact over a 9 hour period in which I wasn't on my computer I used ZERO KB. So I doubt I would use even 1 GB due to background noise over a month.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to joetaxpayer

said by joetaxpayer:

Do some more math. Even if you are transferring legitimate video "family movies", this (240GB) is over 100 hours of video/ mo. (assuming a 4.3GB DVD).
Yeah I'm sure most people are legitimately transferring 100 hours of "family videos" every month. There's only 720 hours in a month. Who is filming 1/7 of their life?

I just want to know there's a counter someplace, and an option to get an email if you break 200GB nearing mid month. Who knows if their wireless connection got hacked somehow? Or if a virus is actively running off your machine.
Most wireless connections won't get hacked if they are actually secured. people looking to get free wi-fi aren't going to wast time hacking into a secured connection when they can easily find unsecured ones. And I'm sorry if one is too stupid to secure thier wireless connection then I'm not feeling sorry for them when they get a huge bill.

Same thing goes with a virus.


joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA

said by 88615298:

Yeah I'm sure most people are legitimately transferring 100 hours of "family videos" every month. There's only 720 hours in a month. Who is filming 1/7 of their life?
Well, that was exactly my point. Any legit user would be hard pressed to claim the need or the right to more than the 250GB.

If someone is running a business and needing to transfer raw video, they can ask for a different level of service.
Joe