If you run a Steam filtering program, check here.
By Tim Colwill on June 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm
Last year, we announced that we’d been working closely with Valve to deploy Steam content updates via our massive, Australia-wide content delivery network. Now that we’ve fully switched off our old Steam content servers and moved to the new SteamPipe system, we thought we should remind you to take a moment to reconfigure or switch off any Steam filter programs you may be running.
Due to the fact that Steam content is now piped through our distributed Australian network instead, your Steam filter programs may no longer be functional. We highly recommend you either disable or turn off your filter as it will probably no longer be effective.
The one Steam-filtering program that seems to be still working with the new CDN system is Steam Limiter, which can be found here. Please note of course that no Steam-filtering program is 100% effective and, as before, iiNet and Internode can not guarantee that any updates will be quota free. However, the new CDN system does mean that you should be able to get more quota-free Steam updates more often — if anything, this change to SteamPipe means you should get less unexpected metered traffic.
There are many benefits to switching over to the new SteamPipe system, which are outlined here on Valve’s developer wiki. However for you, the home consumer, all you need to know is that your game updates will be faster, smaller, and more efficient — and just as quota-free as ever.
TL;DR: It’s business as usual. You probably won’t even notice that anything has changed. Happy gaming!