Computer Question #5453456

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  1. Smoothy

    Smoothy New Member

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    So I'm finally at college, everything is great. Anyways I used mIRC for my music back at home, but here at college the downloads (dcc) are hella slow. My downloads are fine everywhere else (400k+, both up and down). I just don't know what the problem is and I am hoping one of you do. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    Packet-shapping maybe.
     
  3. Rob

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    :werd: If you can pull good speeds with legit HTTP or FTP downloads yet get slow speeds on DCCs then your school is more than likely using some sort of traffic shaping device.
     
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    Raviral I'm famous, baby OT Supporter

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    Start up a campus wide direct connect hub
     
  5. Smoothy

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    So how would I got about getting around that?
     
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    Most likely, you can't. Any decent traffic shaper will know what the traffic is by looking at the packets, not just relying on the port number (in other words, doing the transfers over, say, HTTP won't fool it). So unless you can offload the files off campus then pull them down ftp/http/whatever: you are boned.

    On the other hand, maybe they cheaped out and are just looking at the port and port masquerading would work.
     

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