12 Midnight to 12 Noon 48 gb Reminder

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12 Midnight to 12 Noon 48 gb Reminder

Post by ForumAdmin » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:28 pm

This is a reminder that from February 1st 2008 you will be charged for downloads that exceed 48 gb in the period 12 midnight to 12 noon.

Should you exceed 48 gb in the 12 midnight to 12 noon period you will be charged at a rate of $3.00 per gb or part gb.

You will receive 3 emails warning you that you are approaching the 48 gb threshold at 40 gb, 45 gb and 48gb.

If you reach 47 gb in the 12 midnight to 12 noon period your internet connection will be temporarily blocked by sending you to a 10.x.x.x. page where you will be required to ‘click’ on a statement acknowledging you are aware that downloads over 48 gb in the 12 midnight to 12 noon period are chargeable after 48 gb. Your internet connection will be ‘instantly’ restored when you acknowledge this.

We will continue this process for February, March and April and will then discontinue it.

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Post by ExetelRocks » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:54 pm

A very ethical way of doing things. Nice work!

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Post by royale » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:02 pm

I'm all for that as well, most notably the fact that you will discontinue it a few months later. If people don't get the message by then, you would consider them bloody unobservant.

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Post by tocpcs » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:02 pm

Fantastic. You've gone above and beyond the call to "cover" your ass.

However, with the process, will it still suffer the delay that the usage meter does ? If not, can the usage meter be sped up ?

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Post by ForumAdmin » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:07 pm

tocpcs wrote:Fantastic. You've gone above and beyond the call to "cover" your ass.

However, with the process, will it still suffer the delay that the usage meter does ? If not, can the usage meter be sped up ?
Yes and no.

Checking an individual download status is easy so the process that triggers the emails or the temporary suspension is also easy.

Posting the results at a given time simultaneously for many tens of thousands of users is not easy and can't be done.

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Post by fester » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:36 pm

If you go over in the 12am-12pm period by say 100mb and you go over the 12pm-12am period by say a further 100mb does that equal $6 or $3?

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Post by ForumAdmin » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:42 pm

fester wrote:If you go over in the 12am-12pm period by say 100mb and you go over the 12pm-12am period by say a further 100mb does that equal $6 or $3?
$6.00.

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Post by thomashouseman » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:58 pm

If you have left over "peak" quota will that be used up first before incurring charges?

I suspect many people now just schedule their downloads to start at midnight and it's possible offpeak quota could be used up before peak.

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Overseas, but still using home machine on ADSL?

Post by stix » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:17 pm

More curious than anything (since I very much doubt I'll reach any limit), but what would happen if you happened to be overseas, but still using your Aussie home system by, say ssh, and reached the limit?

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Post by CordlezToaster » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:26 pm

this whole thing about getting shoved into a 10.x.x.x address and having to click i accept extra charges is annoying,

I love the idea of emails but i still think if we go over in offpeak take it out of our onpeak then charge us and spam us with emails alerting us.

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Re: 12 Midnight to 12 Noon 48 gb Reminder

Post by austdata » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:34 pm

ForumAdmin wrote:We will continue this process for February, March and April and will then discontinue it.
How come it will be discontinued?

Mike

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Re: Overseas, but still using home machine on ADSL?

Post by tocpcs » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:39 pm

stix wrote:More curious than anything (since I very much doubt I'll reach any limit), but what would happen if you happened to be overseas, but still using your Aussie home system by, say ssh, and reached the limit?
Stating the obvious, but you'll need to access the web page and click the Accept button.

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Post by tocpcs » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:42 pm

ForumAdmin wrote:
tocpcs wrote:Fantastic. You've gone above and beyond the call to "cover" your ass.

However, with the process, will it still suffer the delay that the usage meter does ? If not, can the usage meter be sped up ?
Yes and no.

Checking an individual download status is easy so the process that triggers the emails or the temporary suspension is also easy.

Posting the results at a given time simultaneously for many tens of thousands of users is not easy and can't be done.
I don't want to argue with you, but I'm certain it could be done, it's just that the scripts or database aren't configured to do so.

I don't want to debate it with you though. It's very possible.

Think of it this way.
If you can get an individual sum of data easy enough, then you can establish a database table, and update that easily for 65,000 users.

I'd love to show you that it is possible.

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Post by austdata » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:44 pm

I took that to mean Exetel can't do it because it wasn't a valuable exercise for them.

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Re: 12 Midnight to 12 Noon 48 gb Reminder

Post by tocpcs » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:46 pm

austdata wrote:
ForumAdmin wrote:We will continue this process for February, March and April and will then discontinue it.
How come it will be discontinued?

Mike
The users in the off peak period typically would be downloading excessively over 48GB intentionally, and discontinuing it will allow continuous uninterupted service for those users to pay $3/GB.

Interupting it would just be interupting that $3/GB income stream.

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