Caps (was Re: AT&T UVERSE Native IPv6, a HOWTO)

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Sat Dec 7 01:14:57 UTC 2013


On 12/06/2013 05:54 AM, Mark Radabaugh wrote:
>
> I realize most of the NANOG operators are not running end user 
> networks anymore.   Real consumption data:
>
> Monthly_GB    Count    Percent
> <100GB         3658     90%
> 100-149         368     10%
> 150-199         173     4.7%
> 200-249          97     2.6%
> 250-299          50     1.4%
> 300-399          27     0.7%
> 400-499           9     0.25%
> 500-599           4     0.1%
> 600-699           4     0.1%
> 700-799           3     0.1%
> >800              1     0.03%
>
> Overall average:  36GB/mo
>
>
> The user at 836MB per month is on a 3.5Mbps plan paying $49.95/mo.   
> Do we do anything about it?  No - because our current AUP and policies 
> say he can do that.
>

Thanks for the stats, real life is always refreshing :)

It seems to me -- all things being equal -- that the real question is 
whether Mr. Hog is impacting your
other users. If he's not, then what difference does it make if he 
consumes the bits, or if the bits over
the air are not consumed at all? Is it because of transit costs? That 
seems unlikely because Mr. Hog's
800gb is dwarfed by your 3658*36gb (almost three orders of magnitude).

If he is impacting other users, doesn't this devolve into a shaping 
problem which is there regardless
of whether it's him or 4 people at 200GB?

Mike



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