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TheBadMadMan

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I upped to the 500/250 package. The download fluctuates between 320 and 480, mostly on the lower end and the upload never goes above +-130. Is there something I should be tweaking? I'm mostly in this for the upload and the extra money for an extra 30Mpbs doesn't seem worth it.

WS to WS
WS to CI
WS to AK/TD
What router are you using?
Anything above 100mb synchronous needs a decent-ish router.
 

Chiller89

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Any issues at the moment @websquadza?

Seems international, unable to load bbc.co.uk for example, appears to return address unreachable for anything on their cdn even though the root address itself works. Traceroute to what appears to be their CDN url also dies at some point...
Also can't playback YouTube for example, something seems borked...
Octotel, CPT, Southern Subs

Code:
traceroute: Warning: bbc.co.uk has multiple addresses; using 151.101.0.81
traceroute to bbc.co.uk (151.101.0.81), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
 1  192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1)  1.887 ms  1.410 ms  1.501 ms
 2  core.as-01.cp1.za.ws.net.za (160.119.238.1)  2.090 ms  2.270 ms  2.246 ms
 3  100.99.197.1 (100.99.197.1)  2.127 ms  2.007 ms  1.986 ms
 4  core.pe-xe-ix01.cp1.za.ws.net.za (160.119.232.20)  3.771 ms  2.051 ms  1.988 ms
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Fcon_Vpro

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Something is up with Google Services..

Any issues at the moment @websquadza?

Seems international, unable to load bbc.co.uk for example, appears to return address unreachable for anything on their cdn even though the root address itself works. Traceroute to what appears to be their CDN url also dies at some point...
Also can't playback YouTube for example, something seems borked...
Octotel, CPT, Southern Subs

Code:
traceroute: Warning: bbc.co.uk has multiple addresses; using 151.101.0.81
traceroute to bbc.co.uk (151.101.0.81), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1  192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1)  1.887 ms  1.410 ms  1.501 ms
2  core.as-01.cp1.za.ws.net.za (160.119.238.1)  2.090 ms  2.270 ms  2.246 ms
3  100.99.197.1 (100.99.197.1)  2.127 ms  2.007 ms  1.986 ms
4  core.pe-xe-ix01.cp1.za.ws.net.za (160.119.232.20)  3.771 ms  2.051 ms  1.988 ms
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I had intermittent issues with Youtube between 7 and 8 this morning. But now my line is completely down so cant say if its websquad or vumatel.
 

IdlePhaedrus

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Messages
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Any issues at the moment @websquadza?

Seems international, unable to load bbc.co.uk for example, appears to return address unreachable for anything on their cdn even though the root address itself works. Traceroute to what appears to be their CDN url also dies at some point...
Also can't playback YouTube for example, something seems borked...
Octotel, CPT, Southern Subs

Same, Octotel, Melkbos. Octotel network status indicates no issues currently: https://www.octotel.co.za/netnotice/
 

CrypticZA

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This has been an on-going issue for weeks though, but it's the worst it's ever been at the moment.

Did maintenance and clearly did not fix the issue...

Octotel Engineers will be performing continued node maintenance in the following node:

Rondebosch

Our engineers will be performing pon port maintenance in the node which will result in certain customers in the area to lose connectivity for 5mins. No more than 30 customers will lose connectivity at a time.

The maintenance is to alleviate any potential areas of concern, to ensure all connections are in spec for all customers to experience a solid stable connection.

Please see dates and time of the maintenance schedule below:

Date: Tuesday - Thursday , 31st August- 2nd September 2021
Start time: 01:00am - 05:00am
Duration: 5 hours

The maintenance is schedule to alleviate all out of spec connections in the following area: Harfield Village - core 3 fibre infrastructure
 

Seeyou

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Messages
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Did maintenance and clearly did not fix the issue...

Octotel Engineers will be performing continued node maintenance in the following node:

Rondebosch

Our engineers will be performing pon port maintenance in the node which will result in certain customers in the area to lose connectivity for 5mins. No more than 30 customers will lose connectivity at a time.

The maintenance is to alleviate any potential areas of concern, to ensure all connections are in spec for all customers to experience a solid stable connection.

Please see dates and time of the maintenance schedule below:

Date: Tuesday - Thursday , 31st August- 2nd September 2021
Start time: 01:00am - 05:00am
Duration: 5 hours

The maintenance is schedule to alleviate all out of spec connections in the following area: Harfield Village - core 3 fibre infrastructure

I'm convinced at this point these maintenances are just braais/get togethers for the technicians, and at the end of the night they all get together around a laptop and have a good laugh as they reply "We're investigating this issue" to all the open tickets.
 

websquadza

WebSquad
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Messages
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Any issues at the moment @websquadza?

Seems international, unable to load bbc.co.uk for example, appears to return address unreachable for anything on their cdn even though the root address itself works. Traceroute to what appears to be their CDN url also dies at some point...
Also can't playback YouTube for example, something seems borked...
Octotel, CPT, Southern Subs

Code:
traceroute: Warning: bbc.co.uk has multiple addresses; using 151.101.0.81
traceroute to bbc.co.uk (151.101.0.81), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1  192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1)  1.887 ms  1.410 ms  1.501 ms
2  core.as-01.cp1.za.ws.net.za (160.119.238.1)  2.090 ms  2.270 ms  2.246 ms
3  100.99.197.1 (100.99.197.1)  2.127 ms  2.007 ms  1.986 ms
4  core.pe-xe-ix01.cp1.za.ws.net.za (160.119.232.20)  3.771 ms  2.051 ms  1.988 ms
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Looking into this now. Seems peering related, not international. Will have feedback asap.
 

Seeyou

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Cloudflare services also being routed to JHB again (Warp, Quad1, etc) - not sure if this is them or you.
 

abudabi

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Messages
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Did maintenance and clearly did not fix the issue...

Octotel Engineers will be performing continued node maintenance in the following node:

Rondebosch

Our engineers will be performing pon port maintenance in the node which will result in certain customers in the area to lose connectivity for 5mins. No more than 30 customers will lose connectivity at a time.

The maintenance is to alleviate any potential areas of concern, to ensure all connections are in spec for all customers to experience a solid stable connection.

Please see dates and time of the maintenance schedule below:

Date: Tuesday - Thursday , 31st August- 2nd September 2021
Start time: 01:00am - 05:00am
Duration: 5 hours

The maintenance is schedule to alleviate all out of spec connections in the following area: Harfield Village - core 3 fibre infrastructure

Hahaha.. Has octotel resorted to FibreShedding?
 
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