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mackey
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reply to bn1221

Re: Amazon streaming now unwatchable - Time Warner limiting???

said by bn1221:

I figure the peering points may be overloaded - people on 15 Mbit FIOS seem to be able to get 1080P. I don't think TWC would throttle you.

Depends on your definition of "throttle." I consider knowingly overloading links or peering points in order to cause a bottleneck, or not doing anything to releave an overload, to be the same thing as throttling. The end result is pretty much the same at least.

/M


DrDrew
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Frequently traffic for other sites without problems traverse the same peering/transit points, so its possible the CDN side of the connection to those aggregation points might be the issue. You'd need more info to really figure it out.
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CDNguy

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reply to mackey
said by mackey:

Depends on your definition of "throttle." I consider knowingly overloading links or peering points in order to cause a bottleneck, or not doing anything to releave an overload, to be the same thing as throttling. The end result is pretty much the same at least.

As CDN's are the ones who choose which peering link or cheap-o transit provider to flood, your definition of throttling is happening on the CDN side.

CDN's are the ones that control the "best path" performance. ISPs have little control on the link choices.


mackey
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said by CDNguy :

said by mackey:

Depends on your definition of "throttle." I consider knowingly overloading links or peering points in order to cause a bottleneck, or not doing anything to releave an overload, to be the same thing as throttling. The end result is pretty much the same at least.

As CDN's are the ones who choose which peering link or cheap-o transit provider to flood, your definition of throttling is happening on the CDN side.

CDN's are the ones that control the "best path" performance. ISPs have little control on the link choices.

Um, no. The CDN providers can only choose from the routes the ISPs advertise. If an ISP only advertises to a CDN from a single link then that's the only link the CDN is gonna use.

/M