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    Port blocking and Traffic Shaping

    This is a discussion on Port blocking and Traffic Shaping within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I'm considering signing up for Sky BB but have a couple of questions:- 1) Is there any port blocking 2) ...

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      Port blocking and Traffic Shaping

      I'm considering signing up for Sky BB but have a couple of questions:-

      1) Is there any port blocking
      2) Is there any traffic shaping or speed throttling
      3) Are Peer to Peer (P2P) sites blocked


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      Re: Port blocking and Traffic Shaping

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      On the Connect package, it is believed that there is traffic shaping, but no blocking, or throttling. On the Mid- Max-packages, there are no restrictions, but you are advised to encrypt your traffic...

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      Re: Port blocking and Traffic Shaping

      I'm considering signing up for the new Sky producy 'Surf, Speak, See' which I'm sure includes the Mid BB package so that's OK.

      Please explain what you mean by - 'but you are advised to encrypt your traffic...' and how I should do it.

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      Re: Port blocking and Traffic Shaping

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      if you download unencrypted traffic, there is always the chance that your ISP could monitor what you are downloading. Some people download copywrighted material... In the possible event of traffic shaping, encryption makes the "sniffing" of your traffic a little more complicated.

      For a tutorial, see here http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/view-azureus.html

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      Re: Port blocking and Traffic Shaping

      @bewin - you need to check that your exchange is enabled for the mid package at present. If not you will be offered the connect package which suffers from traffic shaping. You may, as i am , be able to live with this in the short term if your exchange is scheduled to be upgraded in the summer.

      check your number here Sky Broadband

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