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derosa98

join:2012-09-07
Victoria, BC

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[BC] nntp ports at 1/2 speed on bb100

When I first jumped onto bb100 this year my d/l speed on nntp ports (119, 3128, 563) was a constant 100 Mb/s every day. Then things changed...d/l speed was max 50 Mb/s on all ports. Called Shaw and they said yes there is a problem in my area and they are adding more nodes and Shaw WiFi.

Then in August speeds were up again but only randomly hitting 80-90 Mb/s for about a week...now back to a constant 50 Mb/s even at 4am. Various speedtest sites report speeds approaching 100 Mb/s

Decided to try a new Usenet provider and added a 2nd site to my newsreader app....so now two sites concurrent..each with 10 connections on port 119. Speeds are back to a constant 100-120 Mb/s.

Is this an indication that Shaw is capping nntp ports? or a function of my original Usenet provider being slow as they may have over subscribed.

cheers


ravenchilde

join:2011-04-01
kudos:2

My evaluation of this is that your news provider is no longer able to fill your large Shaw pipe.

If you can hit the full speed on speedtests and using two providers (so 20 connections?) then it isn't your internet connection, it is a bottleneck at the news provider.


Doonz

join:2010-11-27
Beaumont, AB

I have to use Astra + Supernews to get 25MB/s on the 250/15


ravenchilde

join:2011-04-01
kudos:2

said by Doonz:

I have to use Astra + Supernews to get 25MB/s on the 250/15

Sadly I don't think many services are 100% ready for quarter-gig customer connections yet Doonz.

waldstein

join:2010-07-25
Hoserland

Here in Wpg on BB50 I consistently get 45-46 on Astra, with some slight slowdowns during peak hours (say 7-10 pm).


deathray

join:2012-01-26
reply to derosa98

Im in AB (Edmonton) and I am having the same type of issues with Giganews. I used to run pretty consistently between 120-150 Mbps and at the time my general speed tests were in the same range. My speed tests have now gone into the 200's but I almost never see more than 80 on giganews (more often its in the 55-65 range and i am using all 50 connections that I am allowed). Ive spoken to one of my friends in town who also uses giganews and hes telling me the same thing. Anyone have an idea as to whether this is a giganews or shaw issue? Is anyone else having issues with giganews in general? Anyone getting consistently good results from any other provider?



SlowNNTP

@shawcable.net
reply to derosa98

I have always used Giganews but for the last few months it is impossible to max my BB250.

Currently I am testing with Giganews 50 conns. Supernews 30 conns. and Astraweb Unlimited with 20 conns.

Using all 3 together right now I get 116mbps. Peaking at 137mbps briefly.

Using Just Giganews i get about 92mbps.

Using just SuperNews I get 70-80mbps.

Using just Astraweb I get 110-120mbps.

Using Astraweb and Supernews I get 110-120mbps.

Not sure what the deal is but I also can't even break 170mbps on speed tests any more and I am told by Shaw that is with in the BB250 acceptable range... Not sure whats going on.

(This is all directly to the modem, I can transfer at 1gbps internally all day with out any issues)



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reply to derosa98

said by derosa98:

When I first jumped onto bb100 this year my d/l speed on nntp ports (119, 3129, 563)

119 and 563 are the defined ports for NNTP and NNTPS so IF things will be managed in some way those ports will almost always be targeted. Have you tried non-standard SSL ports like 443 or whatever other SSL ports that may be offered?
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Doonz

join:2010-11-27
Beaumont, AB
reply to SlowNNTP

said by SlowNNTP :

I have always used Giganews but for the last few months it is impossible to max my BB250.

Currently I am testing with Giganews 50 conns. Supernews 30 conns. and Astraweb Unlimited with 20 conns.

Using all 3 together right now I get 116mbps. Peaking at 137mbps briefly.

Using Just Giganews i get about 92mbps.

Using just SuperNews I get 70-80mbps.

Using just Astraweb I get 110-120mbps.

Using Astraweb and Supernews I get 110-120mbps.

Not sure what the deal is but I also can't even break 170mbps on speed tests any more and I am told by Shaw that is with in the BB250 acceptable range... Not sure whats going on.

(This is all directly to the modem, I can transfer at 1gbps internally all day with out any issues)

Try using a a ssd as a scratch pad for the usenet download.

My Setup:

Router:
Pfsense 2.X running on 2gb ram Atom 1.8ghz DC on 64GB ssd

Usenet server
Quad Core xeon @ 2.6Ghz with 32gb ram 2x 256gd SSD in raid 0 for temp storage and then ive got a 10gbe link back to my freenas box.

If you want pm me your sabnzbd config screen shot and ill look at it for you

kevinds
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join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
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reply to SlowNNTP

Are you able to transfer normal HTTP at full speed?

Look for a Microsoft & Digital River download, they can max up to ~1gpbs internet connection

Just wanted to confirm it isn't your connection in general, before looking at News specifically.

Modem directly, in bridge mode? Or Gateway mode?
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deathray

join:2012-01-26

If I open enough Microsoft downloads (each will do 3-3.5 MBps) plus usenet i can get to 180 Mbps +/- which is about what speedtest says my connection is doing right now. Im using a cisco in bridge mode through an Asus RT-N66U, but, Ive tried direct connection as well and it makes no difference.

I have a number of different rigs connected, but, the one that generally gets the fastest transfers is running a Core i7 2600k with 8GB ram and a 256GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD.

When I first moved onto 250 I was having problems getting speed tests over about 150, but, giganews would run at 85-90% of whatever the speed test was giving me. Now, the speedtests are fine but usenet blows. Its actually super annoying, the only reason I wanted 250 was for usenet; I might downgrade if I cant figure it out.


Doonz

join:2010-11-27
Beaumont, AB

said by deathray:

If I open enough Microsoft downloads (each will do 3-3.5 MBps) plus usenet i can get to 180 Mbps +/- which is about what speedtest says my connection is doing right now. Im using a cisco in bridge mode through an Asus RT-N66U, but, Ive tried direct connection as well and it makes no difference.

I have a number of different rigs connected, but, the one that generally gets the fastest transfers is running a Core i7 2600k with 8GB ram and a 256GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD.

When I first moved onto 250 I was having problems getting speed tests over about 150, but, giganews would run at 85-90% of whatever the speed test was giving me. Now, the speedtests are fine but usenet blows. Its actually super annoying, the only reason I wanted 250 was for usenet; I might downgrade if I cant figure it out.

What client are you using. Post the config specs

derosa98

join:2012-09-07
Victoria, BC
reply to swintec

Yes...I have tried every port...119, 20, 23, 25, 3128, 7000, 8000, 9000 and SSL ports 563, 443,8080...same results


deathray

join:2012-01-26
reply to Doonz

I am using NewsBin Pro V 6.34 Build 1886. My server is news.giganews.com with SSL enabled on 563 (Ive tried 443 as well) and I am using 50 connections. Let me know if there are other config specs that are useful to post.


Doonz

join:2010-11-27
Beaumont, AB
reply to derosa98

SHucks i only know Sabnzbd nothing else. Hopefully someone can help you