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Jason (Unregistered Guest)
Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2003 - 7:28 pm:   

I just got a new PC, and I have successfully hooked it up to my network, but I'm getting speeds around 82kbps in comparison to 157kbps on the other computers. Any insight into my problem would be much appreciated.
Jason (Unregistered Guest)
Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2003 - 7:29 pm:   

I'm using Windows 98 btw
E.S. (Unregistered Guest)
Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2003 - 11:31 pm:   

on Saturday, June 21 @ 19:29:41 CEST
Eweek reports that security experts finally have a handle on mystery malware that was generating loads of suspicious IP traffic over the last few weeks. Researchers at Internet Security Systems Inc. say the culprit, which was first thought to be a new breed of Trojan, is actually a distributed network mapping tool that also acts as a listening agent. Dubbed Stumbler, the agent is not considered malicious right now because it contains no payload, but it has the potential to generate enough IP traffic to hamper network performance.
What has experts most concerned is the ease with which Stumber could be reprogrammed to make it more damaging. "We're really more interested in the next version because it could easily become a worm," said Dan Ingevaldson, team lead on ISS' X-Force research and development team in Atlanta, which tracked down the Stumbler agent. "You should defnitely remove it if you find it. And you should be concerned about how it got there because someone had to put it there intentionally."

ISS officials said it's impossible to say how many machines have been infected with Stumbler, though the amount of traffic being generated by the agent, which scans random IP address and looks for other versions itself, indicates at least several hundred infections.

This "thing" has been affecting alot of networks including server based as well as POD based. If your network is connected to the internet and you don't have some form of firewall installed, well, you really should be firewalled.
Otherwise, You may be experiencing a load imbalance. Try momentarily taking other computers off line and than try it.

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