OpenVPN uploading a ton of data when using PIA

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turf
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OpenVPN uploading a ton of data when using PIA

Postby turf » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:18 pm

I have used PIA for a couple of years, but can no longer use it on a regular basis since OpenVPN is uploading so much data it exceeds the 150GB combined monthly limit from my ISP.

Today, I used uTorrent and downloaded approx 12GB of files with uploads limited to 12kbs. I don't keep any files in my uTorrent directory so it is only uploading the files I am downloading.. uTorrent received 11.7GB of data and uploaded 722MB of data during this time. During this same time, OpenVPN uploaded about 5GB of data (and downloaded about 12 to match uTorrent).

I chatted with PIA asking what's up with this, and they said it was not a problem - it was only OpenVPN doing pings and searching for servers. To me it's a problem if it is uploading more than 1GB per hour.

Is there a fix for this problem? Someone said to use the PIA client instead of OpenVPN when using PIA, but there does not appear to be a way to do this any longer.

dnaiel
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Re: OpenVPN uploading a ton of data when using PIA

Postby dnaiel » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:04 pm

Hi Guys,

This is not a single case of such behavior - I have the same issue. Today it uploaded 8GB of data. I use OpenVPN for connecting to company servers - there are pretty much no significant traffic at all. What's going on?

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Re: OpenVPN uploading a ton of data when using PIA

Postby Traffic » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:05 pm

turf wrote:To me it's a problem if it is uploading more than 1GB per hour
that would be your connection to PIA ...


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