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Scree
In the pipe 5 by 5

join:2001-04-24
Mount Laurel, NJ
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funny

comcast has been misleading since the beginning. I remember shortly after they changed from @Home and implemented the pathetic loss-of-value speed decreases, the upload speed was 128 kbps. Yet they were running ads showing a father and son playing an online game together and video chatting! OK, the game was just a boxing game, but the video was too big and looked too good to be on 128 kbps. lol That ad didn't last too long.

vapor2314

@lexis-nexis.com

Re: funny

My question is when they start the caps are they going to up the security on their end? I wont go into details but lets just say i have access to a list of comcast ip's and have the tools and knowledge to make them become my ip from a outside network..not all that hard to do, who gets charged the bandwidth i use. The poor person who's ip i borrowed?
This could be fun

NOZIREV

join:2008-07-10
New Bedford, MA

Re: funny

any fool would know if someone was using there ip good luck with that bro...
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funchords
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join:2001-03-11
Yarmouth Port, MA
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Re: funny

No, it's a theoretical possibility.

If I have 2 Mbps upload service somewhere, I could send unsolicited 1500-byte IP packets all day and all night to an enemy's Comcast address and have them over their limit in about 10 days or so. Even though my enemy's router or firewall would drop those packets (or, even worse for my enemy, respond to them) he wouldn't be none the wiser in most cases. (And if you've pissed off someone enough that he'd do this to you, you probably had it coming. -nyuk nyuk-!)

That said, Comcast's FAQ on help.comcast.net does talk about this, and the warning call you'd get is another layer of protection, performing such an attack has risks to the attackers own services, and if this does become a problem, there are other protections that Comcast and other ISPs can take.

It's theoretical, and likely to stay that way.
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utahluge

join:2004-10-14
Draper, UT

Re: funny

said by funchords:

I could send unsolicited 1500-byte IP packets all day and all night to an enemy's Comcast address and have them over their limit in about 10 days or so. Even though my enemy's router or firewall would drop those packets (or, even worse for my enemy, respond to them)....
THANK YOU!!!!
Another person who realizes WHY capping is BAD. Anyone who wants to take you off-line...can do it quick.

On a side note, when this goes into place and they start kicking people off, it will be an easy way to get out of a contract. Just generate a TON of traffic and tada! ha Even better, so they can't say its all your fault, generate traffic from your workplace so you can say 'its not your fault' when they say you can't get out of the contract.

funchords
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Re: funny

said by utahluge:

THANK YOU!!!!
Another person who realizes WHY capping is BAD.
Capping is bad for far better reasons than that one!
said by utahluge:

Anyone who wants to take you off-line...can do it quick.
Now go back and read the paragraph after that.

If you mounted such an attack from work against yourself in order to get out of an early-termination-fee, you'd probably be getting an early termination from employment as well.

This is hardly new. Some members of Artists Against 419 have been using this technique to take fake bank sites offline for many years.
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Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO
And guess what your modem and NIC also have a MAC address and every packet can be traced back from any router it crossed to you.

You kiddie hackers are so cute sometimes......