First of all, thank you folks for setting up a discussion for my issue. I
really appreciate it.
Well, the problem lies there on their surfing behaviour. When they use
Facebook, they will usually spend a hour chatting, gossiping, playing games
on that site. If they do that after office hours, I don't complain. If they
do on office hours, where's the productivity then? I won't touch news sites
like Detik (my local site) or Search Engines like Google, but a distraction
like Facebook is a big no, including a bandwith killer like Youtube and
Friendster (Facebook is also being one).
I don't know why Facebook is so addicting, since I don't have any account
there, but this issue has reached my CEO ears and so I need to do something
I even allow Yahoo Messenger, MSN, Trillian etc -without webcam/streaming-
to run here on my office. I think I am generous enough to allow people to
chat with their friends on an office hour, but they take my generousity
falsely. AUP doesn't exist formally on my company though, just an
oral/written warning for the offender on the past.
On a side note, bandwith is expensive here in Indonesia although I am using
unlimited package (US$ 70/month). My download speed is around 300kbps (on a
peak hour, around noon), and 500 kbps (on an off hour, around afternoon),
while the upload rate is.... 150 kbps max. Spread it accross 35 clients and
3 servers, you'd get the picture why I want to kill Facebook on a peak hour.
Then after Facebook, Twitter and mailing list remain to be banned. :)
As for Twitter, I only need to ban it via Banish, and for the mailing
list... I think I have to delete it (email from mailing list) on my email
server before it reaches my clients' mailbox. Should be enough that way.
So far so good. After I banned Facebook completely, the bandwith usage has
been diminishing significantly. The Facebook users here are around 6 person
or so. 6 out of 35, a small number and insignificant, but the bandwith they
used excess 10% of a total daily usage. Heck, the photos posted on Facebook
are a real pain, and those users love to click from page to page just to see
their friends' photos... I don't know if the widgets (for games etc) consume
the larger amount of bandwith compared to the photos then.
People just won't (don't like to) listen a good advice. :( If they had,
there was no need for me to do this ban.
You don't need a reason to help people.
On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 4:52 AM, Haute SubZero <sub0hero@...> wrote:
> I wasn't aware we were restricting the conversation to DSL. I thought
> it was a more general business use discussion, and many (most?)
> businesses of any size at least in this area are running of something
> more substantial and usually symmetrical. We happen to be on a 3Mb/s
> multiple T1 configuration for now. That's changing shortly, in great
> part because of the same issues being discussed here. Management's
> distaste for restricting access means that everyone is doing whatever
> that want whenever they want and it is impacting other business
> Yes, youtube, etc., are primary culprits, but since generic 'browsing'
> quite frequently winds up with links to any number of these sites it is
> hard for me to say that general surfing isn't a problem. It really is
> harder to segregate than it might appear on the surface.
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