Re: P2P Question...

From: Colonel Sam Flagg, U.S. Army Intelligence (
Date: 02/05/03

From: (Colonel Sam Flagg, U.S. Army Intelligence (ret))
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 20:11:50 -0500

In article <Xns93197ABD02E0corexftccom@>,
> Theoretically wouldn't it be very simple for a neighbour or whatever to see
> exactly what you are downloading through P2P programs?
> If you decided to function as a supernode and installed a packet sniffer
> couldn't you see exactly what everyone in your area was searching for?
> ~Seb

not simple, but possible. there's a few exceptions to this, but as a
general rule for "end users", ISP's use "switches" rather than hubs,
which makes it very difficult to sniff past your node. it's not
impossible, just not probable.

Colonel Flagg
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