[plug] iinet freezone

Patrick Coleman blinken at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 21:26:04 WST 2009

On 09/01/2009, at 21:22, Niffum <bulkniffum at iinet.net.au> wrote:

> Just thought I would bring this conversation back to the iinet  
> freezone (from DNS and DHCP).
> I did a test with another user on iinet.  I got him to download a  
> file of a known size from my webserver, as he is running out of  
> quota during peak he is using very little bandwidth during peak.  I  
> then got him to monitor his iinet quota usage (through the iinet  
> toolbox) to see where that download ended up.
> Now, maybe i was silly in thinking that traffic from one iinet user  
> to another iinet user in the same state would be covered in the  
> 'freezone' but that is not where it ended up.  That traffic was  
> counted as peak quota NOT freezone.  Correct me if I am wrong but  
> iinet do not pay for local traffic through an upstream provider so  
> my assumption would be that local traffic should be part of the  
> 'freezone'.  iiNet is starting to look a little iiFishy...  Maybe  
> its part of the iiWorldDomination plan...

Yep, this has been happening for some time now. Ask Adrian for a free  
rant sometime, but I believe the gist of it is that the transit  
between the exchanges and QV1 costs money.


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