over at signal 15, we hear:
So, Iâ€™m in Milwaukee at ye olde Holiday Inn Express. They have a wireless internet connection here and itâ€™s been suckinâ€™ all night, like I couldnâ€™t even do anything on it. I suspected someone running a p2p program and taking up all of the bandwidth, so I fired up ntop to analyze the type of traffic on the network, and just who it was generating it. Lo and behold, someone was running a p2p app, and taking up 1.6Mbit worth of bandwidth.
I notice that his IP in the ntop interface changed into a name. His windows machine was spewing Netbios packets with his computer name in it. For the sake of his privacy, Iâ€™ve changed the name, but letâ€™s say it was â€œsmith-laptopâ€. So I pick up my cellphone and call the front desk at the hotel and as for Mr. Smithâ€™s room. The lady at the front desk says â€œEric Smith?â€ And I tell her yes. The phone rings, someone picks up, the conversation goes like this: