Yarmouth Port, MA
reply to espaeth
Re: Sounds like blocking
said by espaeth:Absolutely I am -- on purpose. Richard Bennett actually gave me this idea, because he was arguing about the inability for an MSO to dynamically cap or throttle users at the cablemodem end. He totally failed to mention the head-end, which prompted me to ask "what about the head-end?" said by funchords:
Right -- but that ruleset is applied at the headend (it has to be, since PowerBoost is enabled based on node conditions as well as individual conditions).
I think you're reading too much logic into how it actually works.
In short, his answer was that it could work -- it's just not what happened. Here Comcast (et al) ignored a tremendous opportunity and used Sandvine instead. (I'm still of the thought that Sandvine was some senior-manager's decision and it lacked the consensus of the senior engineers that I know work for Comcast.)
Robb Topolski -= funchords.com =- Hillsboro, Oregon
"We don't throttle any traffic," -Charlie Douglas, Comcast spokesman, on this report.