OnLive users who were looking to connect to the service between the hours of 6:00PM and 12:00AM were not able to do so. TalkTalk’s P2P throttling system is designed to limit the amount of peer-2-peer sharing that their customers can take part in. It is mainly meant to prevent overuse of BitTorrent. However, the system was also mistakenly causing packet loss in customers trying to access the OnLive cloud gaming service, thus blocking them from connecting at all.
There is good news today, however. TalkTalk sent an email, explaining that the issue has been fixed. Below is the statement that was sent:
“Unfortunately the recently launched OnLive gaming service was incorrectly identified as a peer-to-peer application. We’ve changed this and are currently testing with customers. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.”Many OnLive UK users who are customers of TalkTalk are now reporting that they can access the service during the previously blocked peak hours. It looks as though TalkTalk really took initiative in fixing this problem.
You can find more info about this on the OnLiveFans forum.