Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Aug 2017 22:31 UTC
Internet & Networking

Game downloads on PS4 have a reputation of being very slow, with many people reporting downloads being an order of magnitude faster on Steam or Xbox. This had long been on my list of things to look into, but at a pretty low priority. After all, the PS4 operating system is based on a reasonably modern FreeBSD (9.0), so there should not be any crippling issues in the TCP stack. The implication is that the problem is something boring, like an inadequately dimensioned CDN.

But then I heard that people were successfully using local HTTP proxies as a workaround. It should be pretty rare for that to actually help with download speeds, which made this sound like a much more interesting problem.

The detailed article contains tips to address the problem somewhat.

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RE: Untested feature.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 22nd Aug 2017 14:54 UTC in reply to "Untested feature."
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Man, we're on a 30/5mbps right now, and we're two tiers higher than the lowest tier! Some might sneer at the 30mbps down, but it's the 5mbps up that really pains me.


Well, I'm on 12 Mbps down 1 up. So, rant not accepted.

Edited 2017-08-22 14:55 UTC

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RE[2]: Untested feature.
by ilovebeer on Tue 22nd Aug 2017 15:18 in reply to "RE: Untested feature."
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Jesus, man! I applaud your tolerance. Or have you murdered before?

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RE[3]: Untested feature.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 23rd Aug 2017 13:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Untested feature."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Eh, after having lived with 28K modems, 12 Mbs isn't that bad.

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