Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Packet analysis

I still wish I could get Cox to do this: look at their network <a href="http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/audit-network-packet-
analysis.html">at the packet level. Three years later, I'm still
attached to what amounts to the network boonies (on the back edge of
their infrastructure) and I still suffer from massive ARP storms. When
your management traffic becomes so extreme that your customer traffic
suffers, something is definitely wrong.

I've received everything from
the "I'm the help desk, the problem is in your computer" treatment to
having to talk to security because someone was upset the I supplied the
help desk with a packet capture of what's pounding on the outer
interface of my router.

There's little else I can do except live with
it. They're the only game in this area of town at the moment (short of
dial-up).