Are dropped packets still counted as data transfer by the ISP?



  • I have found that since I have enabled the traffic shaper and setup UP/down queues that my usage according to my ISP invoice has more than doubled.
    Is this because of dropped packets when the down queues come into play?
    Getting a fine with my invoice for going over the cap 2 months in a row.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If the data hits your router, it's a packet you received. If the packet was dropped/rejected, your ISP may not know that, they just know that the packet was transmitted to you.

    Odd that it doubled, that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.



  • 16 client stations.
    It's a wireless network for my neighbors out here in the sticks where all the country road folk have party lines and no High speed access at all.
    I figure if it's dropping P2P traffic plus all the regular packets from all the penalty queues it would be a lot.
    Since I setup the shaper the increase in usage started.
    So I'm going to re run the wizard .
    I want to ask
    If I setup a Low P2P queue can I by pass it for a certain Ip address ?
    Also if I setup UP load queues only , on the rule page for the queue what do I choose for the  TARGET inbound queue?



  • @jimp:

    If the data hits your router, it's a packet you received. If the packet was dropped/rejected, your ISP may not know that, they just know that the packet was transmitted to you.

    Odd that it doubled, that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

    It isn't odd.  The rejected packets are expected by the clients behind the box.  Since they will not acknowledge the receipt of the packets that were dropped, the packets get retransmitted at the source again after a certain time when the source doesn't receive an receipt confirmation from the client(s) behind the pfsense box.


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