DSL speed issues - Jay Maynard

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Wednesday, 22 June 2005


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1603 - DSL speed issues

The new DSL went in last Wednesday. Ever since, we've had, at best, 210 KBPS upload speed instead of the 512K we need and are paying for. I put in a service call Thursday evening, and was told "we're still working on the install ticket. If it's still slow tomorrow, call us back." We were gone all weekend. I reran the speed test when we got power back Monday evening after the outage, and it was still slow. Same results this morning.

I put in another call, and opened a repair ticket. The repairman just called. I told him what speed we were getting, and what we expected.
"You can't get that unless you've got a BDSL modem, and the installer told me he tried and couldn't get that to work."
"He brought a SpeedStream 5930, put it in, and it worked with no trouble."
"Oh, you've got a 5930 already?"
Argh. He's going to check the settings at the central office and call back.

Someone on a big site in the Netherlands posted a message with one of KT's pictures in it. I had to move it out of the way; the constant hits were eating all my limited uplink bandwidth. If you're looking for the Pokermon picture, you'll just have to wait a while. Is there a module for Apache 2 that will disallow referrers from one particular site?

current mood: [mood icon] irritated
current music: ZZ Top - Viva Las Vegas

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From:masem
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It's a two-stepper: mod_access is the basic one to block access, but you want to block based on an environment variable (look at the last example in the Allow directive) which you set through mod_setenvif (using the Referrer URI as the test as exampled in that document).

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From:sideband
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Or he could just firewall off the particular class C in question and be done with it...

Easier to keep the requests from getting to the webserver than it is to tell the webserver not to respond to specific referred-requests.. less clock used on the webserver that way, which makes it peppier..

Just my two cents.
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From:jmaynard
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Uhm, no... the requests are coming from all the visitors to the big site in the Netherlands, which has a message with a link directly to KT's picture. Blocking off the big site's class C wouldn't help. Nice idea, and I could do it easily on my firewall, but ineffective.
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From:sideband
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Ah.. I misunderstood the mechanism. I was assuming the Netherlands site was doing a redirect-request to your site for the pic, but apparently it's just a click link?

Hope you get it figured out. My Apache-Fu isn't as strong as I'd like it to be.
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From:kinkyturtle
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Ooop!

I noticed that updating my website was getting hard lately.

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