Our ISP (Andrews and Arnold), are fairly generous about the amount of bandwidth they let us use; it’s unlimited outside office hours, which run from 8am to 6pm, and we’re allowed 5Gb of usage per month between 8am and 6pm. We’ve been going somewhat over this limit for a few months now, and I’ve just started getting interested in why.
Claire suspected that it was her PC that was banging the traffic up and I wasn’t absolutely sure that it wasn’t mine (I use remote desktop to home from work sometimes).
I put some logging rules in our router yesterday, to monitor all traffic from our respective PCs (and the server, just in case that was doing mad things). Guess who used most traffic today? Yep. Small Person. 349Mb of metered traffic today.
We suspect (although I need to make further investigations to confirm) that it’s actually the IMVU chat program that she uses.
Kids. Who’d have them