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Old 21-04-2010, 00:43
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If use giganews VyprVPN service will I be able to bypass BT's crap 100gig fair use limit?
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Old 21-04-2010, 00:44
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No, traffic passed through a VPN will still contribute to the limit. In fact, since there is extra overhead with a VPN, it may make it slightly worse.
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Old 21-04-2010, 00:57
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No, traffic passed through a VPN will still contribute to the limit. In fact, since there is extra overhead with a VPN, it may make it slightly worse.
Thanks, shame.

At least I can use Hulu, very cool website.
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Old 21-04-2010, 07:31
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well people talk about using a vpn to get around download limits and things they are referring to the special case where your isp limits or throttles certain protocols such as torrents.
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Old 21-04-2010, 08:21
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well people talk about using a vpn to get around download limits and things they are referring to the special case where your isp limits or throttles certain protocols such as torrents.
I've never seen anybody who knew about VPNs mentioning using them to get around a download limit.

I mean the information still has to go to the exchange before it takes whatever route it takes from there.
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Old 21-04-2010, 21:35
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A VPN account wont get round any download limits, your ISP can still tell how much data is flowing to you they just can't tell what it is you are doing.
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Old 21-04-2010, 23:06
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A VPN account wont get round any download limits, your ISP can still tell how much data is flowing to you they just can't tell what it is you are doing.
Your ISP might be able to tell which website you're downloading from, but they can't find out exactly what you're downloading though.
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Old 22-04-2010, 00:54
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Your ISP might be able to tell which website you're downloading from, but they can't find out exactly what you're downloading though.
They wouldn't be able to tell even that. The address of the actual website you are visiting is part of the encrypted tunnel. All the ISP could see (and this is theoretical, ISPs don't do DPI as a matter of course anyway) is information contained in the unencrypted header, such as the address of the VPN server
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Old 22-04-2010, 01:19
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They wouldn't be able to tell even that. The address of the actual website you are visiting is part of the encrypted tunnel. All the ISP could see (and this is theoretical, ISPs don't do DPI as a matter of course anyway) is information contained in the unencrypted header, such as the address of the VPN server
unless you are leaking your DNS queries by using a server that isnt routed over the VPN.

If your DNS is querying say your local router that is then querying upstream, these wont be routed over the VPN hence leaking that information.
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Old 22-04-2010, 09:42
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unless you are leaking your DNS queries by using a server that isnt routed over the VPN.

If your DNS is querying say your local router that is then querying upstream, these wont be routed over the VPN hence leaking that information.
Good point, although every VPN I've used assigns DNS through DHCP.
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Old 22-04-2010, 18:57
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Your ISP might be able to tell which website you're downloading from, but they can't find out exactly what you're downloading though.
True, but most VPN providers use DHCP to assign DNS don't they?.
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