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Re: confusing packet data

  • From: Hank Nussbacher
  • Date: Tue Sep 16 00:43:57 2008

On Mon, 15 Sep 2008, Jim Popovitch wrote:

Are you running Skype? Have you become a supernode? There is now a registry switch in 3.0 that allows you to disable supernode functionality.


This is something has been bugging me lately.... Etherape is a Linux
tool that graphs packets arriving at your host, and shows paths of
connectivity.   I captured the graphs, at the URL below, from my Linux
laptop connected to a Linksys wifi router that is hooked to a Comcast
cable modem.   Why is it that I can see packet data from IPs all over
the place?

Any insight is much appreciated.

-Jim P.