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Author Topic: Test Your Internet Connection for Packet Spoofing  (Read 1993 times)

Ralf Maximus

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Test Your Internet Connection for Packet Spoofing
« on: November 30, 2007, 12:35:36 AM »
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published step-by-step instructions for determining whether your ISP is playing games with your packets. 

http://www.eff.org/w...ing-packet-injection

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According to EFF findings, Comcast has been performing "packet injection" whereby they slip an additional extra something into your data stream, their fake packets pretending to be your packets, and thus hosing up BitTorrent and other P2P transfers.  Why?  Because P2P sucks up as much as 95% of overnight bandwidth.  And here, I thought it was the pr0n.

You'll need a friend with a computer and a copy of WireShark (the world's best free packet sniffer) to play.  Instructions for Linux, Mac, and Windows included.

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Re: Test Your Internet Connection for Packet Spoofing
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 06:19:36 AM »
Why?  Because P2P sucks up as much as 95% of overnight bandwidth.  And here, I thought it was the pr0n.
Guess where people get those pr0n DVD-R ISO images from? :-\
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