[kwlug-disc] [To keep Bob delirious.] Was, & still could be: Re: New geek in the area

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Thu Sep 9 00:00:04 EDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-08 at 23:49 -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:

>         Bob Jonkman wrote, On 09/08/2010 11:29 PM:
>                 Single-line subscribers can still pay for the MLPPP
>                 service, then use their fancy router firmware to
>                 enable Single-Link PPP, or SLPPP.  The header offset
>                 still applies, and Bell's DPI and throttling is
>                 effectively thwarted.
> If you have a single line, does it affect speed in any other way other
> than bypassing Bell's DPI? 

I suppose that the six extra bytes for MLPPP reduce the packet payload
by 6 bytes/packet, and that theoretically slows things down.

In practice, I haven't noticed any difference at all.

Actually, now that Bell's throttling is thwarted certain members of the
household do nothing but Bittorrent Ubuntu ISOs all day long.  Now
*that* slows down traffic for the rest of the family!



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