Thursday, March 18, 2010

More bandwidth for

Last Sunday we upgraded our saturated 80 Mbps Ethernet connection to the world with a shiny new Gigabit connection.  Although it's capped at 100 Mbps this gives us an extra 20 megabits per second of throughput.

If you look at the graph above, you should know what times are best for downloading Eclipse.  Above times are in the Eastern timezone.

Of course, when you get a Gigabit connection to the Internet, you just have to test it out...  I lifted the bandwidth cap a couple of times to see how it would spike.  In a matter of seconds we hit about 250 Mbps of throughput.

Strangely, the phone rang minutes later.  Our ISP was calling, wondering if the massive spike was 'normal'.  I guess they can't take a joke.

I'm not entirely happy with our rate limiting setup, nor with our QoS rules, but I'll be tweaking those in the weeks to come.  In the meanwhile, enjoy the added bandwidth!


Anonymous Denis Roy said...

Thanks, Jeff. The cap was only lifted for a few minutes, so you would have been lucky :)

All the new hardware is great, and I can't wait to put it all in.

2:04 PM  

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