XDCC - An .EDU Admin's Nightmare

Monday, 23 September 2002, 2:14 PM EST

In a recent advisory written by Microsoft, and by trends being noticed by many university administrators over the past recent years, people have wanted to know what all these slave computers are on IRC. These machines are serving to newest warez (games, movies, apps, mp3, ect.) to anyone that knows how to use a keyboard. Also, massive amounts of bandwidth is being wasted (easily up to 2MB/s each machine). In this, I will describe from an insiders view, what is happening, how this is being done, how to see if you are a victim, and what you can do to prevent this from happening to your network.

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