Netflix, IPV6, and affects of queing

While trying to get my Playstation to download the latest “No Man’s Sky” download quicker I figured I would share a little torch action.  This is showing my wife’s Ipad talking to Netflix while she is watching a streaming TV show. Keep in mind this is just an Ipad, not some 4k TV.

Some things to note as you watch this (no sound).

1.Uncapped the connection bursts to 50-60+ megs.
2.The slower your que the connection the more time it spends downloading data.  At slower ques the bursts last longer.
3.If you are handing out IPv6 to customers you should be queing them as well.

Just something to quick and dirty to keep in mind.

Mikrotik RouterOS 6.46 is out

What’s new in 6.46 (2019-Dec-02 11:16):

Lots of fixes in this.  Many LTE, WInbox, SNMP fixes.  CRS fixes as well.
Notable Changes (not all but ones I think are worth pulling out). Full changelog can be foudn at https://www.mikrotik.com/download

*) backup – fixed automatic backup file generation when configuration reset by button;
*) backup – store automatically created backup file in “flash” directory;
*) bonding – correctly remove HW offloaded bonding with ARP monitoring;
*) bonding – properly handle MAC addresses when bonding WLAN interfaces;
*) bridge – disable/enable bridge port when setting bpdu-guard;
*) bridge – do not add bridge as untagged VLAN member when frame-types=admit-only-vlan-tagged;
*) bridge – do not add dynamically VLAN entry when changing “pvid” property for non-vlan aware bridge;
*) bridge – include whole VLAN-id in DHCP Option 82 message;
*) ccr – improved general system stability;
*) crs1xx/2xx – allow to set trunk port as mirroring target;
*) crs3xx – correctly handle L2MTU change;
*) crs3xx – do not send pause frames when ethernet “tx-flow-control” is disabled on CRS326/CRS328/CRS305 devices;
*) crs3xx – improved interface initialization;
*) crs3xx – improved switch-chip resource allocation on CRS317-1G-16S+, CRS309-1G-8S+, CRS312-4C+8XG, CRS326-24S+2Q+ devices;
*) crs3xx – improved system stability on CRS309-1G-8S+, CRS312-4C+8XG, CRS326-24S+2Q+ devices;
*) defconf – require “policy” permission to print default configuration;
*) dhcpv6-client – fixed timeout when doing rebind;
*) dhcpv6-client – properly update bind time when unused prefix received from the server;
*) dhcpv6-client – properly update IPv6 address on rebind;
*) dhcpv6-server – fixed logged error message when using “address-pool=static-only”;
*) dhcpv6-server – ignore prefix-hint from client’s DHCPDISCOVER if static prefix received from RADIUS;
*) dhcpv6-server – include “User-Name” parameter in accounting requests;
*) dhcpv6-server – made “calling-station-id” contain MAC address if DUID contains it;
*) dot1x – added “reject-vlan-id” server parameter (CLI only);
*) dot1x – added support for dynamic switch rules from RADIUS;
*) dot1x – added support for “mac-auth” authentication type (CLI only);
*) ethernet – automatically detect interface when using IP address for power-cycle-ping;
*) ethernet – do not enable interface after reboot that is already disabled;
*) ipsec – fixed DNS resolving when domain has only AAAA entries;
*) ipsec – fixed policy “sa-src-address” detection from “local-address” (introduced in v6.45);
*) ipv6 – changed “advertise-dns” default value to “yes”;
*) route – fixed area range summary route installation in VRF;
*) sniffer – allow filtering by packet size;
*) usb – general USB modem stability improvements;