November 10th, 2001, 12:06 AM
There is a freind who sent me a page, and now that he has my IP he is slowing down my connection a WHOLE lot. It is really making me mad, and I would like to know how he is doing it, and how I can do it to him.
November 10th, 2001, 01:01 AM
first of all, you said he sent you a page? Was it one that had a link that said "click here" or somethign? certain coding will return the IP address or send it..similar to the way certain forums track our IP's.
Possible ways to slow down connection:
1) Ping/super ping. he may be using a program to "ping" you or rapidly ping you, slowing down some bandwith.
2) packet corruption. Sometimes when certain corrupt packets are sent, they have adverse effects on the connected computer. For more information on that, you'd have to check out other forums.
This is just and Overview
3) using file shares? it is possible, if someone was very bored and useless, they would transfer back and forth files from your computer just to slow down your bandwith.
4) also, there are other tools like port flooders and such that will effect bandwidth.
Any other specific questions? when posting be sure to include things like OS and computer type.
November 10th, 2001, 03:03 AM
Someone said something about "pingng m to death and I guess he has one of those programs or somthing. Well thanks!
November 10th, 2001, 05:13 AM
Before you jump to conclusions, why don't you install zone alarm, its a personal fire wall from zone labs. its free and will let you know whenever anyone tries to access any service on your computer and stops them at the same time. If someone is pinging you ZA will give you the IP address of the culprit.
Don't forget, this is the time of the month for nimda and a new version on code red was just released. that can slow the whole show down.