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2007-07-26 22:46:18.963501+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Say what you will about the confluence of PG&E and flawed generator management at Live365 causing net outages, nothing beats Comcast for intermittent internet with no discernable pattern. Comcastic.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-01 22:30:02.92421+00 by: Shawn

Indeed. In the last several months I've noted a rise in semi-regular, instant dis/re-connects. Was only mildly annoying when the worst was my IM connection bouncing up and down, but became a real problem when I tried to work from home over VPN last week.

Personally, I suspect this is some kind of automated clipping of the connection to keep people from using high-bandwidth persistent connections.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-01 23:22:35.048786+00 by: Dan Lyke

Huh. I haven't seen anything that'd seem to correlate it to usage here, but I haven't seen a pattern at all yet, so who knows.

It could be about just persistent connections, not just high volume ones, because I do keep a couple of generally low traffic persistent connections running.