Netflix stuffing data on pipe

Josh Reynolds josh at
Wed Dec 30 03:17:51 UTC 2015

The second part. Fixed wireless is not even on their radar.
On Dec 29, 2015 9:16 PM, "Matt Hoppes" <mhoppes at> wrote:

> So they are trying to stuff every last bit as an end device modulates up
> and down?
> Or are you saying that's how they determine if they can scale up the
> resolution "because there is more throughout available now".
> On Dec 29, 2015, at 22:10, Josh Reynolds <josh at> wrote:
> 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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