CNN broadcasting online free? Hogging my bandwidth...

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at cox.net
Thu Aug 15 01:42:26 UTC 2013


On 8/14/2013 8:24 PM, Zachary McGibbon wrote:
> I noticed my bandwidth graphs were a little out of whack tonight and after
> much digging through pcap files I found that my chrome tab with 'cnn.com'
> had a live stream of cnn playing on the right side halfway down.
>
> It seems this started around 8am this morning and it was a macromedia tcp
> flash stream on port 1935.
>
> Did they decide to give free CNN to everyone today?  Or is this a goof?
>   Either way it chewed up a lot of my bandwidth which doesn't come cheap
> here in Canada, eh?
>
> Also, sometimes it says:
>
> Watch CNN will resume momentarily
>
> on the feed but it's still pushing traffic.  What a pain!
>
> Turning off the 'free' Piers Morgan feed now...

Trying to get their "numbers" up off the floor?



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