The 69TB man — The biggest fibre hogs in SA

JohnStarr

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Most likely business use.

A normal household is unlikely to be using that much data, even at the higher end.
#Doubt. I have worked for some very large enterprise companies and none of them did 2TB per day on their WANs.
 
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Solarion

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Over 2TB a day.....wtf? 8k Pornhub freak??

Here's me feeling guilty at my Rain usage earlier for downloading the new Sql Server Management Studio at 642mb..

Whoever this person is I think they need to seek professional help.
 

SeaSickMama

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In Cape town there is a ISP that sells their WISP internet via a home fibre connection so yeah its a reality; apparently the ISP they know about it but don't do anything as its not too serious
 

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Exactly!
I have a 100Mb line which I never fully use.
I joked with friends that I should share my wifi with neighbours (live in a complex) and charge them like R100/m.

While it might not answer the 24/7 usage, it is an interesting theory.
Is it even allowed, to become a private 'reseller'?

It's just different devices connected to your router, doesn't matter if those devices are yours or someone elses. Charging someone money to use your internet would be 100% in your right. It's going to be virtually impossible to prove you are doing this either way. If you got a router that can set downstream limits per device this will be an excellent thing to try.
 

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It is probably an astronomer down and uploading data to find new galaxies.

Unless he significantly impacts other users he is not hogging anything but simply using what is there to a greater degree than others. AFAIU the ISP's pay for a certain throughput capacity on their lines, not the amount of data transferred. They don't lose any money, that is probably why they don't care about it.
 

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Wonder if he works from Home.
Not all things are equal.

So a ISP don't need to budget his through per month anymore?
 

cavedog

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People are still surprised by the data usage?

Just load a popular 50gb public torrent on a computer connected to a 1Gbps,500Mbps or 300Mbps line and see the data usage after 24 hours.

1.5TB gone in just 1 day.
 

Afrikali

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CI always claimed they don't keep info about users download statistics as they ONLY offer uncapped data. So, what is changed? Afrihost's influence?
 

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People are still surprised by the data usage?

Just load a popular 50gb public torrent on a computer connected to a 1Gbps,500Mbps or 300Mbps line and see the data usage after 24 hours.

1.5TB gone in just 1 day.
True to that, on a 1Gbps line your upload is 200mbps, so in theory you will upload any well seeded torrent/s at +- 45mbps. So if you leave that on for a day, 2TB on your upload alone. Then I did not count the download you did to get the files as you will probably get download speed of +- 120mbps on a 1Gbps line. If you have like 10 well seeded torrents say 100GB each, you have used 1TB to download them and while downloading them, you seeded/uploaded data as well...so 50+ TB per month is much possible without trying...
 

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True to that, on a 1Gbps line your upload is 200mbps, so in theory you will upload any well seeded torrent/s at +- 45mbps. So if you leave that on for a day, 2TB on your upload alone. Then I did not count the download you did to get the files as you will probably get download speed of +- 120mbps on a 1Gbps line. If you have like 10 well seeded torrents say 100GB each, you have used 1TB to download them and while downloading them, you seeded/uploaded data as well...so 50+ TB per month is much possible without trying...

On FrogFoot you get symmetrical lines so 1Gbps upload too.

With MetroFibre you also symmetrical so 300 down and 300 up which can do quite a bit of data.
 

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He most probably paid for it... why is this a 'Name and Shame' kind of thing ... The HOG.

3 kids, 2 adults on Netflix, Disney+, Steam games, Work development (one AOSP android download will drink 60GB of data)

I am on 95TB down/ 1TB up on my home fibre line.. not in ZA though. Data is a necessity, not a luxury.
At the end of the day it shouldn't matter if someone uses 1MB of data or 1PB of data, if they pay for it its no ones business.
 

DanDango

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Over 2TB a day.....wtf? 8k Pornhub freak??

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My Mikrotik router is reporting that I uploaded 150GB, downloaded 644GB this month. This is on a 200/100 line.
There are many multimedia bandwidth hogs. Such as uncompressed movie streaming, DSTV Now, Showmax, Netflix, Torrents upload/download, Youtube.
This is normal, in these times of uncertainty.

My mother almost fainted when she heard that they almost used 300GB's worth of data in a month, streaming DSTV Now.

I once downloaded 120GB's worth of source code. (Git repo) before realising, I can just download the specific branch which is like 2GB.
 
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envo

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I was going to post this. I know a couple of WISPs in the Western Cape who uses adsl/fibre packages (not business grade) to service their clients. Ridiculous they can get away with paying R1000 odd for an uncapped connection, then charge R800 for a 4mbps wireless connection per user.
 

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Hmmm, on my 1Gbps line I stream (mostly 4k) and about 18 hours a day. I play Xbox/Download 40gb-120gb games (and delete them for the quests on xbox to get points), I use it for work and this is pretty much 7 days a week. My internet doesn't get a rest.... however, I barely touch 1.2Tb a month.....

I seriously doubt this person is using this in a family of 4 for personal usage
 

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How can you hog something that's unlimited, uncapped means eat as much as you like, so when someone eats as much as they like it cannot be called hogging.

He just wanted some more, that's it.
 
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