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Thread: SAOL got a 30gb

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    Default SAOL got a 30gb

    wow, SAOL got a 30Gb for R599?

    Anyone using their line? Is is fast for torrent program?

    Or better using ALL you can eat?

    Any suggestion?

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    they both use SAIX backbone afaik. so it'll be the same.

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    as far as I know its an ipc account and those are slow as hell currently because people are going wild with their usage.

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    whats an IPC account?

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    IPC accounts, say no p2p, no anything, just browsing. are they quoting telkoms explanation of shaping or are they actually doing application layer packet screening?

    what kind of abuse we talking about here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gladiator
    IPC accounts, say no p2p, no anything, just browsing. are they quoting telkoms explanation of shaping or are they actually doing application layer packet screening?

    what kind of abuse we talking about here?

    Gladiator .. are you saying here that IPC accounts don't allow p2p? they just for browsing and emails?

    Can someone please explain what IPC accounts are?
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    IPC = IP Connect. This is a system which connects an ISP's traffic to Telkom. Nothing to do with shaping or prioritization. That is not to say that that will not be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    IPC = IP Connect. This is a system which connects an ISP's traffic to Telkom. Nothing to do with shaping or prioritization. That is not to say that that will not be done.
    I am getting more confused here ...

    Isn't that system already in place?

    Are all IPS traffic not connected to Telkom already?
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    in a nut shell

    My understanding is that IPConnect is a fee telkom charges to isps who self provision bandwidth (basically IS and ??Saol), to connect the isp to the customer. IE access to telkom's local IP cloud.
    What happens at the moment is you authorise and connect to Telkoms RADIUS. If I am not mistaken that entire part falls away. SAOL must now provide their own bandwidth. It gets very confusing cause you end up paying for the same thing twice.
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    Thanks James for the explanation ..............

    So that may mean faster speeds? instead or slower ones?

    SAOL's comment required here urgently ....
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    Just when I thought that ADSL was getting easier to understand ...
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    I signed up for 30 gig just hope its no catch

    Its active Jan+. Will i still be able to use Nukecaps PayVPN or Lowping VPN? If its on IPC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgir
    I signed up for 30 gig just hope its no catch

    Its active Jan+. Will i still be able to use Nukecaps PayVPN or Lowping VPN? If its on IPC?
    I truly doubt that SAOL would bring out a special as a catch.

    If any ISP does that, their days are numbered, this forum was a great idea.

    Telkom should have a forum where clients could go and praise their fantastic service



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    IPC account basically allows you to connect to your ISP directly, so you would still beable to get your mail etc. once you're capped.

    You ---> ISP's network ---> SAIX ADSL ATM
    rather than
    You ---> SAIX ADSL ATM

    This enables the ISP to have much more control over your traffic etc.

    I don't think SAOL sell IPC accounts... I know IS and UUNet provision thier own accounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlhead
    You ---> ISP's network ---> SAIX ADSL ATM
    rather than
    You ---> SAIX ADSL ATM
    Not quite right ...

    Without IPC

    You --> Telkom ATM --> Telkom IP --> Telkom inter-connects to Internet

    With IPC

    You --> Telkom ATM --> Your ISP's IP --> Your ISP's inter-connects to Internet

    Problem with IPC, besides being expensive itself, is your ISP has to buy fast (fiber) international access from Telkom, unless they use 'inferior' satellite connectivity. So Telkom use cost pricing, while your ISP uses retail pricing for the same international bw ... pretty difficult to compete with them unless you have huge economies of scale. Only other option is to provide an inferior service with higher contention ratios.
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