reply to GetMoney
Re: [CenturyTel] Extreme oversubscription, transparent proxying,
said by GetMoney :Exactly. It's totally unusable if any of the neighbors happen to be online at the time, which is quite a bit of the time, in fact.
The service would be unusable if only 5% of these hundreds were online.
said by joebleed :By the same tech guy who had the nerve to try to sell me a T-1 line. Way out in the boondocks here, city slickers.
where did you get the information that your area is being served by a single t1 line?
said by joebleed :From time to time I get an error message that pops up almost immediately---30ms when I look at a tcpdump---that "nginx" failed to proxy some site or another. It certainly couldn't have come from further away than the DSLAM.
How about the proxy?
said by clevere1 :I have to try several times to even get a DNS response, no matter where I try to get it from, and then when I do, the connection to the site itself is still unbearably slow. And even when there is no congestion, I never get more than 250Kbps from a site that is not part of a CDN.
When I changed DNS servers to opendns .. my speeds were greatly improved.