je_oclug at kronos.honk.org
Thu Jan 23 12:22:45 EST 2003
On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Bart Trojanowski wrote:
> * Jon Earle <je_oclug at kronos.honk.org> [030123 10:23]:
> > Anyone else noticing a lot of activity on port 4662 these days? I've not
> > seen it at work (Magma connected), but on my AT&T Canada dialup, there's
> > LOTS of activity.
> I believe it's edonkey, or some other file sharing service like that.
> You are seeing it on dial-up because when you dial in you get someone
> else's IP address. The person that had that address before you was
> connected to the p2p network. You are just getting packets from
> others on that network who still think this IP is a part of the network.
> At work you (most likely) have a static IP. There is no issue, unless
> someone else from work uses this service.
> There is nothing you can do, other then talking to AT&T. I certainly
> hope you are not paying for these packets...
My machine is connected 24x7 to the dialup network... my IP changes every
3.5 days (that's how long their connected user timeout is) when the
connection is dropped and my PC redials. Unless this edonkey remembers
IPs that have been connected, for a very long time, there must be
something else afoot. (Then again, it just might be a jackass of a
program that's too stupid to run right and maintain a proper
How can I avoid paying for those packets?
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