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Old 02-06-2004, 05:30 PM   #1
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Hi, I am in college right now and live in residence. The school network has a automated rate-limiting system. If I download over 4gigs in one week, then they slow my internet way down, to like a 14.4 modem connection. I was just wondering if anyone has any information on this. I want to know If I can somehow bypass it or "trick" the network into thinking Im not downloading anything.

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Hmm. Interesting how they have done that. Can you provide any more information? Can you used a proxy so as to not connection through your college ISP?
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Hey, Im not sure about that proxy thing. I have a bunch of info about the rate-limiting system on the school web site

goto http://www.sheridanc.on.ca/~it/residence/



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Sounds pretty sneaky! I doubt our Network Administrator at School would even think of the idea - let alone be able to put it in place!
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I also want to know how to do this. If it is the same as at my college, a proxy will not work, it monitors the traffic so there will still be the same flow of bytes, however mine does not limit inner network flow (within the same residence halls) so if there was someway to make it think it was coming from a soemwhere else in the residence hall... Info on mine is here: http://www.housing.uiuc.edu/technolo...rate_limit.htm
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would changing the mac address work?
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would changing the mac address work?
Possibly.
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