throttling port 119

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throttling port 119

i was trying to dl something from usenet tonight and was getting 100 kb/s where as i typically get about 1200 kb/s.  I tried a few different ports and then everything was back up and running.  is it likely ATT is throttling this port and the few others i tried?

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Re: throttling port 119

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There are other reports of this....have you tired running the sandvine tests to check for RST packets?

http://www.measurementlab.net/measurement-lab-tools#

 

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r25481733-port-119-being-throttled-

 

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ran a glasnost test and says it indicates no throttling....

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ran a glasnost test and says it indicates no throttling.  But my usenet server has no issues and i tried different computers and different newsreaders.  So i have to think att is throttling.

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Based on the other reports, I think you're right on. You were able to get it to work by moving to a different port, right?

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yeah had to change ports...but of the 8 ports i can use...only 1 worked...the other were either throttled or couldnt get a conection.

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I can confirm the exact same results. I have a 12Mbps account and suddenly the speed was capping at 3Mbps when I always got the full 12Mbps from my server before. Only one of the ports still gives the full speed.
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Well, safe to say AT&T is throttling those ports... at least you know... I highly doubt you could get them to do anything though.. i mean, it is usenet and all Smiley Happy

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is throttling allowed under the T&C of uverse? for yo...

is throttling allowed under the T&C of uverse? for your info doc usenet is more than just illegal movies and music, which is not why i use usenet.  usenet has been given a dirty name now because "pirates" use it and bit torrent as well.  

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Re: is throttling allowed under the T&C of uverse? for yo...

I'm well aware that usenet isn't all copyright content, I'm just saying I wouldn't expect them to do anything about it. The closest you might get is if you claim you are getting throttled connections across all applications on that port. That might prompt them to look into it, but you'd have to get high enough in the network management team for them to care.

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Re: throttling port 119

You could try SSL. Typically it is over port 443 for usenet which is the same port as https.

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Believe it or not, 443 is throttled too, which is sort of ridiculous. Now there's all sorts of situations where we basically won't be getting what we pay for.

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