Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Security?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Beans
    87
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Security?

    I dual boot windows and ubuntu and my dad uses windows xp and my other computer runs xubuntu. My Internet service provider turn your internet off because of a possible virus threat. I checked all pcs none had viruses could using Limewire be the problem?I used limewire with Ubuntu.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Beans
    38
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Security?

    Perhaps one of your machines is sending out spam emails. That's quite common these days.

    What do you use for a gateway to the internet ?

    Check the tcp/udp connections on each machine and see if there is anything listening or establishing connections out..
    You can use either netstat (netstat -natp) or lsof (lsof -n -i) to get this done....

    m

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    USA
    Beans
    886
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by retro89 View Post
    I dual boot windows and ubuntu and my dad uses windows xp and my other computer runs xubuntu. My Internet service provider turn your internet off because of a possible virus threat. I checked all pcs none had viruses could using Limewire be the problem?I used limewire with Ubuntu.
    It is quite possible that they shut you off due to filesharing activities as well. Have you called them since checking your PCs to have them turn you back on? Can they give you any more information such as what they detected as a virus?

    -Richard
    I use both Windows and Linux. Is that a crime? || Ubuntu User # 16597

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •