Netflix stuffing data on pipe

Evelio Vila evelio at
Thu Dec 31 18:39:38 UTC 2015

It is actually buffer-based, as it picks the video rate as a function of
the current buffer occupancy.

See here


On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 6:56 PM, Matt Hoppes <mhoppes at>

> 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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