bb at L8R.net
Thu Jan 23 12:30:01 EST 2003
On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 12:22:45 -0500 (EST)
Jon Earle <je_oclug at kronos.honk.org> wrote:
> 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?
I don't know of any dialup service that limits bandwidth, so I doubt you
are paying for those packets.
Edonkey, like other P2P networks, downloads files from many users at once.
If you quit edonkey, then start it up a week later (with unfinished
downloads), it naturally queries the last contacts for that download.
This is probably what is happening.
You shouldn't be any more upset with these port 4662 hits (now that you
know they are non-abusive) that you would be with port 80 or 25 hits.
Lots of dialup users run their own mail or web servers as well.
It's a non issue.
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