Month: November 2015

Plex Media Server and Internet Connections with DS-Lite (Update #1)

This is an update to my blog post on the PMS + IPv6 issue. After using this setup for a few months I had to find out that occasionally the performance is very poor. Those Port Mapping Services use all ports on a server to forward traffic and the therfore the total bandwidth is limited. This can impact the exprience using PMS dramatically. On one evening I could stream a movie in 1080p with Dolby Digital 5.1 at 18 MBit/s without issues. Today I wasn’t able to stream a video with 920 KBit/s.

Bandwidth at both ends is no problem, the PMS is on a symetric 100 MBit fibre channel line and the other connection is 200 MBit down/10 MBit up. So the only bottle neck is the Port Mapper.

If Plex Inc. would implement something similar it would have the same problem. As a result a port mapper is not a perfect solution. I’ll probably have to implement some VPN to get proper performance.

Leave a comment below on your experience.

The original post can be found here.

[Commentary] Implication of the Paris attacks on cyber security

[Commentary] – This morning I watched a commentary by Hemu Nigam of SSP Blue on CNN in which he suggested that we should ban encrypted communication so security agencies can monitor all communications to protect us and our families from another attack like the ones in Paris last Friday. This came up, because of reports out of the Paris attacks investigation that the attackers hid their communications through encrypted messaging apps.

The point Nigam is making may seem logical at first glance, but is it really the right approach? What implications would this have for people and businesses?

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