Going to load balance our home network using Telstra and Optus Cable connections.

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Slug69, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. cvidler

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    carrier NAT is no problem, lots of people game over 4G connections, almost all of those a NAT'd (unless you get your own APN)
     
  2. ir0nhide

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    Over TWO connections.... and specifically how the downloading works because most seem to use P2P/Torrent style delivery.
     
  3. cvidler

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    again shouldn't be any problem behind two carrier NATs or one, or none.

    your client connects to the server (tracker), gets a list of end points to connect to, then connects to them, a connection is established, your dual-connected router will do it's thing, and your connection goes out one or the other link - doesn't matter. the end point will send the data back via that same link. your router de-NATs it back to your PC.

    the problem would come if you're expecting to 'seed' downloads for others. where you PC connects to the tracker (again the router sends that via one link or the other) and says here I am, and only one IP is known to the tracker and thus other users, so (port forwarding issues aside), only one link would be used for seeding.
     
  4. evilasdeath

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    Its really amazing that these load balance solutions work as well as they do given the limitations that do get hidden, enough smarts that it knows which sessions to send where, im sure it probably has some rules to lock some sessions. HTTPs probably.

    I wouldn't question it in a corp enviroment with 10+ users is easy enough to split, but at home with <5.

    It does also display that as long as it works with performance measuring tools like speedtest, users feel that they are getting the performance. Even if its not getting that performance to all.

    As a service provider operator it can be easy to fob users off if we say it tests fine there as such not our problem even when we know it doesnt test the bit we know it will fail at.
     

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