PTCL Throttling torrents (again?)

Hi,

Not sure if this is really going on, but I have a 2MB connection and CANNOT get more than 100k download speed on torrents. I have tried with multiple torrents, and this seems to have been happening for about 2 or 3 days ago.

Anyone have any info on whether PTCL is throttling torrents now?

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try updating your utorrent , sometimes its utorrent's fault or bug...

Hey,

Thanks for the quick reply. You are right my friend, I messed up and somehow my global torrent settings were set to 100k for download. Sorry for the false alarm, and thanks again!

FYI, Throttling torrents is not child's play and it requires 'real logical' expertise on part of an ISP to able to successfully implement throttling.

... and we are talking about PTCL here.

[quote=“Faisal, post:4, topic:16396”]

FYI, Throttling torrents is not child’s play and it requires ‘real logical’ expertise on part of an ISP to able to successfully implement throttling.

… and we are talking about PTCL here.

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Don’t you think that PTCL has all this expertise to implement such limitations?? They are handling the largest datacenter in Pakistan and I guess they are competent enough. Delivering a poor service is another matter though.

Rafay! Are you sure you think PTCL is capable enough? They dont know how to manage their DNS servers. And really, wasn't it PTCL that caused youtube outage across the globe? Lets not overestimate PeeTeaCL.

[quote=“hawker, post:6, topic:16396”]

Rafay! Are you sure you think PTCL is capable enough? They dont know how to manage their DNS servers. And really, wasn’t it PTCL that caused youtube outage across the globe? Lets not overestimate PeeTeaCL.

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Whatever PTCL is, it is still the biggest company of Pakistan. And what is the relationship between global outage of YouTube and PTCL? Does YouTube run from Pakistan!

[quote=“rafay18, post:5, topic:16396”]

Don’t you think that PTCL has all this expertise to implement such limitations?? They are handling the largest datacenter in Pakistan and I guess they are competent enough. Delivering a poor service is another matter though.

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I don’t think you got my point. this might not sound appropriate but it takes a thief to catch a thief.

[quote=“blogger, post:7, topic:16396”]

Whatever PTCL is, it is still the biggest company of Pakistan. And what is the relationship between global outage of YouTube and PTCL? Does YouTube run from Pakistan!

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Once Youtube was blocked worldwide by PTCL or some other Pakistani organization it happened before 2008.

[quote=“yousaf465, post:9, topic:16396”]

Once Youtube was blocked worldwide by PTCL or some other Pakistani organization it happened before 2008.

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So, how is this true? Pakistan is given distributed pipelines from international optical fibers. Pakistan does not control world’s internet. It can control its own quota but not the whole world’s internet. YouTube runs from USA basically and it has servers in other countries but not in Pakistan. That could be a false rumour. Or may be Pakistani hackers did this.

@blogger

http://www.msnbc.msn...e/#.TyF9asX9PW8

http://news.cnet.com...-9878655-7.html

[quote=“junu, post:11, topic:16396”]

@blogger

http://www.msnbc.msn…e/#.TyF9asX9PW8

http://news.cnet.com…-9878655-7.html

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Thanks for elaborating the fact. I really appreciate it.

Blogger!

http://system.opendns.com/2008/02/24/58/

And start reading some good blogs regularly. A very brotherly suggestion.

[quote=“hawker, post:13, topic:16396”]

Blogger! http://system.opendns.com/2008/02/24/58/ And start reading some good blogs regularly. A very brotherly suggestion.
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I am not blogging since 2008.I was not a good internet reader in past. But now, I am. Things change. B)