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Date:      Fri, 28 Jan 2011 19:55:08 -0800
From:      Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
To:        "C. P. Ghost" <cpghost@cordula.ws>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Could any port be sucking up bandwidth?
Message-ID:  <20110129035507.GA23613@thought.org>
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTimsStPgngM+ozwL35VtkaiyvnrjNX11hybVQ1zr@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <20110126064936.GA7273@thought.org> <AANLkTimsStPgngM+ozwL35VtkaiyvnrjNX11hybVQ1zr@mail.gmail.com>

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On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 01:30:07PM +0100, C. P. Ghost wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Gary Kline <kline@thought.org> wrote:
> > Guys,
> >
> > Before the 11th of January I was streaming both audio and video
> > streams with little to zero wait time.  In other words, I could
> > stream about 50 minutes of audio with only a second or two of pause
> > time delay [[AKA congestion]].
> 
> Try sockstat(1) and watch for other processes' connections.
> 
> And remember: sometimes, it's the network provider doing
> traffic shaping, i.e. throttling your line based on the kind of
> traffic you're generating.
> 
> -cpghost.


	tHe problem with streams turned out to NOT have anything to do with 
	software.  Not in the FBSD ports, not in the Ubuntu packages.  I 
	found a clue via google; it worked.  The problem was that my
	modem/router needed to be reset to its factory defaults.  

	iftop sometimes stalled for several moments--enough to cause streams
	to timeout if they did, in fact, get started.  Now I can connect 
	even to bbc4 in a couple seconds instead of a minutes.

	If anybody else has had trouble connected to distant sites, I
	suggest you check your routers.  Might find that you get much better
	response times.

	--gary

> 
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