|reply to gramboh |
Re: [BC] [SHAW] BB100, Torrents under 2MB/s, everything else OK
said by gramboh:You don't need to be suspicious of Shaw ("Having or showing a cautious distrust of someone or something"). The traffic shaping on upstream in congested upstream conditions is posted in their Terms of Service under Acceptable Use Polity - Internet. I'll excerpt the relevant bit:
Compared to the past few years, lately I just never seem to upload much, which makes me suspicious of Shaw.
So, in the right situation, your upstream non-realtime P2P app (yes, bit torrent qualifies) may see some traffic management applied. Per the Terms of Service, published right out in the open, searchable in google, and nothing to be suspicious about.
Shaw's traffic management policies come into effect only if upstream network congestion occurs on a network segment. If congestion occurs, the traffic management policies reduce the amount of upstream bandwidth available for P2P applications completing non real-time file transfer activity to 80 kbps per end-user.
Thanks for this, I haven't looked at the ToS in a few years and didn't realize they had explicitly explained it. That is awesome disclosure and I am happy to see it (and fine with 80kbyte/s during congestion).
Turn off uTP in your client, it will help.