These ahem.. 'people' get on my nerves.
Holyoke Gas & Electric Department
Eternal and neverending constant attempts to connect at one hundred trillion miles per hour. They try then vanish, so fast that the firewall, patch or whatever does nothing. Once the search is made and block attempted by the blocking software they are already gone. A waste of cpu cycles. Who is Holyoke Gas & Electric Department?
I don't know, but I bet they have little to do with selling electricity or gas (except the gas from their buttcheeks)
Netlimiter, software that is not free, shows such network antics like connection requests at 10 times a second, that disappear so fast that even a hardware linux firewall cannot block them totally. I use 'currports' (freeware) to see things like net2ez making a bunch of connections from similar ips (a thing that is as likely as permanent middle east peace, on winmx) when I go primary. Strangeness like that can be easily detected and then blocked when you can see every connection and its lookup at once.
They can change ips all they want to, the flooders, etc. Then get their little selfs firewalled. Once you have been monitoring all connections and watching for persistant weird activity then blocking the ips (I prefer ranges) its surprising how few changes you have to make later on. Sure they change ips, but changing isps is a more costly thing, which they dont seem to be interested in wasting more money on.
No effect on fake files of course, but the flooder secondaries go away and staying connected as a primary more permanently without freezing or lagging winmx is much easier. Side benefit I guess, would be the dll doesnt have to spend time on blocked conns when a firewall eliminates them before winmx sees them, making winmx less likely to lag. Thats for normal flooders.
The 'gas company' is something i've never found any technology to block, not even the hardware linux built into the modem itself blocks it, or more correctly, its effects.