Netflix stuffing data on pipe

Josh Reynolds josh at
Wed Dec 30 03:10:51 UTC 2015

Adaptive bandwidth detection.
On Dec 29, 2015 8:59 PM, "Matt Hoppes" <mhoppes at> wrote:

> Has anyone else observed Netflix sessions attempting to come into customer
> CPE devices at well in excess of the customers throttled plan?
> I'm not talking error retries on the line. I'm talking like two to three
> times in excess of what the customers CPE device can handle.
> I'm observing massive buffer overruns in some of our switches that appear
> to be directly related to this. And I can't figure out what possible good
> purpose Netflix would have for attempting to do this.
> Curious if anyone else has seen it?

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