[plug] peerless data

Leon Brooks leon-plug at cyberknights.com.au
Tue Mar 4 09:50:51 WST 2008

On Tue, 4 Mar 2008, Gavin Chester wrote:
> Sympathetic mid-level tech only said I just have
> to take pot luck on peering (do small sample
> download first :-/) and/or only use uwa or
> iinet mirrors in Perth to guarantee peered
> waix traffic.  

Oddly enough, Pacific's mirror is peered for
TPG (today's ISP, they do WAIX _plus_ PIPE
but don't make it clear that PIPE is peered
(or not) from WA).

I've had good peering value from an AmNet ADSL2
account in Joondalup. Am wondering if being
hooked up through ADSL1 (ie, Telstra at the
metal level) has anything to do with how AmNet
sees your traffic?

I note that PlanetMirror is no longer WAIXed
(used to be, years ago) at all.

> Is this really the bottom line? grrr.

Having spent most of a year living in a town
where dialup was absolutely _it_ for Internet,
I appreciate having DSL _at_all_... but still
curious about your real results as I'm thinking
about firing up ADSL1 accounts, firstly in a
small country town, secondly in what you might
call a perimeter suburb of Perth. Difference
in quota might add up to ~$30 a month.

Cheers; Leon

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