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Message 8875 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 19:48:01 UTC

After Comcast replaced some cable, put new ends on all the cables and replaced the splitters. They say the network should be OK now. I guess time will tell...

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Message 8888 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 21:17:03 UTC - in response to Message 8875.

Well, if the problems persist, what are the trade offs cost/reliability/performance with an alternate ISP.

Then again, wouldn't a new ISP use the same cable?

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Message 8891 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 21:34:01 UTC

Using cable for broadband, there is no alternative vendor in my area. Using a business class 4G wireless or a T1 line is double or triple the monthly cost.

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Message 8898 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 12:35:23 UTC - in response to Message 8891.

Using cable for broadband, there is no alternative vendor in my area. Using a business class 4G wireless or a T1 line is double or triple the monthly cost.


I hate the limited choices we have! When Verizon FIOS comes thru talk to them about their costs, at least they are an alternative! I hope they come thru SOON for you!! And YES Verizon has its share of problems too!

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Message 8904 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 16:51:53 UTC - in response to Message 8891.

Using cable for broadband, there is no alternative vendor in my area. Using a business class 4G wireless or a T1 line is double or triple the monthly cost.

I feared that might be the case -- let's hope that Comcast is now reliable, elsewise it may be time for a fundraising drive...

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Message 8905 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 16:54:03 UTC
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It looks like you (we) have a winner so far. I had been wondering which "normal" we were back to :) The network graphs look great.

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Message 8910 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 21:20:01 UTC - in response to Message 8875.

You could always offload non project communication related web traffic to a separate vmserver located elsewhere, essentially what's listed as data-driven web pages on the server status, you don't have to have everything in one location (your home line)
I know i'm not the first person to offer, but I wish this project well and offer my assistance in server admin exp, as well as programming (C/asm) if any of it is requested.

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Message 8929 - Posted: 21 Jul 2010, 5:12:45 UTC - in response to Message 8910.

@Slicker: If it's not prohibited by your Comcast agreements, you could make a special page graphing all your outages....you'd either get cut off, or they'd fix that "last mile" real quick(!) ;)

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Message 8935 - Posted: 21 Jul 2010, 13:44:12 UTC - in response to Message 8929.

@Slicker: If it's not prohibited by your Comcast agreements, you could make a special page graphing all your outages....you'd either get cut off, or they'd fix that "last mile" real quick(!) ;)


I did that two months ago on the server status page...


Since the fix this past weekend, there hasn't been an outage except to do the nightly backups.

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Message 8938 - Posted: 21 Jul 2010, 22:09:54 UTC - in response to Message 8935.

*Crossing Fingers* for ya. ;) If it doesn't hold up, maybe it'll need to be slashdotted or something comparably semi-rediculous. Of course, there's no telling how much bandwidth surge you'd get from that(!) You'd probably want to put in a referrer filter/redirect. ;)

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Message 9205 - Posted: 13 Aug 2010, 12:40:44 UTC - in response to Message 8875.

Careful, Comcast limits 'unlimited use' to about 250GB per month, :) when we get that many people going on here we'll have probz :D

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Message 9206 - Posted: 13 Aug 2010, 13:32:21 UTC - in response to Message 9205.

Careful, Comcast limits 'unlimited use' to about 250GB per month, :) when we get that many people going on here we'll have probz :D


Last month was 270GB. This month is on track for 330GB, although during the BOINC Pentathlon, it was 432GB. For an experiment, I changed the "connect every X minutes" back to one minute for several hours last Friday and the bandwidth increased dramatically. You can easily see the spike in traffic in the second or third graph here.

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Message 9212 - Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 11:19:33 UTC - in response to Message 9205.

Careful, Comcast limits 'unlimited use' to about 250GB per month, :) when we get that many people going on here we'll have probz :D


That is for non business accounts only, I used to have Comcast and a business account and that is how I know. Business accounts are not affected at that level, they would not tell me if there is a level they are affected at though.

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Message 9213 - Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 11:20:48 UTC - in response to Message 9206.

Careful, Comcast limits 'unlimited use' to about 250GB per month, :) when we get that many people going on here we'll have probz :D


Last month was 270GB. This month is on track for 330GB, although during the BOINC Pentathlon, it was 432GB. For an experiment, I changed the "connect every X minutes" back to one minute for several hours last Friday and the bandwidth increased dramatically. You can easily see the spike in traffic in the second or third graph here.


And after the recent changes to the connections etc it does seem to be a more consistent connection for you! I am knocking on wood as I type this to keep the good luck flowing to you!!!


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