Be link overloaded long term...

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by The Natural Philosopher, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. The Natural Philosopher, Mar 2, 2012
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  2. Is this an actual bit of in depth analysis, or is El Reg just re-printing
    press releases and user complaints still ? I stopped reading it some
    time ago due to the lack of independent thought there - enough other
    sites already reprint press releases ...

    Disclaimer: Am a Be user at home, and I read their user blogs for 2
    years and evaluated them before I signed up. I think that like any ISP
    they have good and bad phases and good and bad locations. The important
    point is that they solve stuff. You want an ISP without those, you can
    pay 4 times as much.

    Nick
     
    Nick Leverton, Mar 2, 2012
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  3. The Natural Philosopher

    Graham. Guest

    Language like "Some punters - mostly outside the southeast of Blighty"
    is enough to turn me off.

    I am also using be, I can't say I have seen a particular problem with
    iPlayer, but it might be worth mentioning that this time yesterday
    morning youtube was compleatly unusable, the first few seconds were
    buffered OK then it just stalled.
     
    Graham., Mar 3, 2012
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  4. Your guess... But I read the reg because its a handy portal into what
    they are reporting on and they generally have a link to that to see the
    source...
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 3, 2012
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  5. Of course, Sodde's Law says that Be would have some sort of outage
    the weekend after I posted that. Their DNS servers are stuffed up and
    (presumably as a result) the web servers aren't too happy either so I
    can neither check the status nor report it online.

    Fortunately it's only couple of seconds work to change to resolving from
    the DNS roots instead of via Be's DNS proxies so only the briefest of
    interruptions to browsing here :) The interconnect I use is definitely
    not overloaded.

    Nick
     
    Nick Leverton, Mar 3, 2012
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  6. The Natural Philosopher

    David Guest

    I haven't been following this subject but today I have found I'm not
    connecting to some web sites and loading of web sites is slow.
    Are other Be users having these problems?
    Been with Be Unlimited for a few years now and first time I have had
    trouble.
    Regards
    David
     
    David, Mar 3, 2012
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  7. The Natural Philosopher

    David Guest

    "David" wrote in message

    I haven't been following this subject but today I have found I'm not
    connecting to some web sites and loading of web sites is slow.
    Are other Be users having these problems?
    Been with Be Unlimited for a few years now and first time I have had
    trouble.
    Regards
    David

    PS One of the websites I can't get is Be site so can't check there if they
    have notified any problems with their systems.
     
    David, Mar 3, 2012
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  8. Yes, those were the symptoms here too. At time of writing, only one
    of Be's two customer nameservers is responding at all so it'll be 50/50
    whether you can resolve various websites.

    Try changing to Google's DNS server, 8.8.8.8, as a temporary thing until
    Be get it sorted out. Not sure where the setting is on Windows but
    no doubt somebody here can point you to it. (You may not want to stay
    with that setting full time, depending how much you care about Google
    tracking all your web activity, but it will get you going for now).

    Nick
     
    Nick Leverton, Mar 3, 2012
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  9. The Natural Philosopher

    David Guest

    Thanks will try that
    Regards
    David




    "Nick Leverton" wrote in message
    Yes, those were the symptoms here too. At time of writing, only one
    of Be's two customer nameservers is responding at all so it'll be 50/50
    whether you can resolve various websites.

    Try changing to Google's DNS server, 8.8.8.8, as a temporary thing until
    Be get it sorted out. Not sure where the setting is on Windows but
    no doubt somebody here can point you to it. (You may not want to stay
    with that setting full time, depending how much you care about Google
    tracking all your web activity, but it will get you going for now).

    Nick
     
    David, Mar 3, 2012
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  10. Be seems to be back in action now ...

    Nick
     
    Nick Leverton, Mar 3, 2012
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  11. I want to point out that I was not in anyway dissing or intendeing to
    diss Be - merely to point out that they have on certain interconnects, a
    capacity problem.

    My experience suggests that when this occurs new bandwidth is obtained,
    just not instantly.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 4, 2012
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  12. Why not? An ISP that takes on more customers than it can handle deserves a
    spot of dissing.
     
    Peter Boulding, Mar 4, 2012
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  13. In this case its less 'more customers' amd more 'they discovered I
    player' as I understand it.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 4, 2012
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  14. They marketed themselves as faster than most--fast enough to support
    streaming HD video--and with no usage caps. BBC iPlayer? Well, duh.
     
    Peter Boulding, Mar 4, 2012
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  15. The Natural Philosopher

    kraftee Guest

    All ISPs are the same they take on as many users as they can, then they
    improve their capacity, then they once more fill the extra capacity. Then
    they get more capacity and so the story goes. The major factor is how quick
    they are at increasing capacity.
     
    kraftee, Mar 4, 2012
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  16. The Natural Philosopher

    David Guest

    Today I can't get Freesats BBC iPlayer is it because of yesterdays problem
    with Be servers or something else?
    Regards
    David
     
    David, Mar 4, 2012
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  17. The Natural Philosopher

    David Guest

    iPlayer problem solved.
    Got good help from Be Support and a reset of my router as cured my problem.
    You know Be Support can't be beaten by anyone else for the prompt help they
    give.
    In the Be members forum and via Tickets.
    Regards
    David




    "David" wrote in message


    Today I can't get Freesats BBC iPlayer is it because of yesterdays problem
    with Be servers or something else?
    Regards
    David
     
    David, Mar 6, 2012
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  18. The Natural Philosopher

    Timmy Guest

    David wrote...

    You mean it's a common problem.
     
    Timmy, Mar 6, 2012
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  19. The Natural Philosopher

    David Guest

    "Timmy" wrote in message
    David wrote...

    You mean it's a common problem.




    No idea if my problem was a common one or not to others, first time I have
    had to do a reset, and first time I have had this one.
    All I can say is I was helped and problem resolved same day, that's why I
    stay with Be over a few years now.
    Regards
    David
     
    David, Mar 6, 2012
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  20. The Natural Philosopher

    Graham. Guest

    Probably the quickest way to clear a dodgy routing table, and I'm glad
    it worked, but how do you know they don't tell everyone to reset their
    router regardless of the reported problem...?
     
    Graham., Mar 6, 2012
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