On Oct 6, 5:46 am, High Plains Thumper
> Thanks to a comment spamming, nym-shifting cross post troll
> responding to one of my posts, I had my first visits to a Windows
> Vista Usenet site.
> There appears to be a lot of unhappy campers out there. Here is
> one, for example:
>>> From: Karl Rhodes
> Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.general,
> Subject: Vista machine chokes network traffic and prevents XP
> machines from browsing internet.
> Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 04:48:14 -0700
> Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org. com>
> Hi all...
> I've had a scout around the web for the solution to this but
> can't even find any mention of it, so I thought I'd try my luck here.
> I have 5 pc's at home. 4 are running Windows XP and 1 is running
> Windows Vista Ultimate. I have disbaled IPV6 on the vista machine
> and have manually set the tcp/ip settings on all the machines so
> that they all sit nicely within the same subnet mask within the
> 192.168.3. ip address range. Each machine has it's DNS servers
> settings set to my ISPs dns servers, and the gateway set to my
> router's IP address (192.168.3.1) The router is a Draytek Vigor
> 2600g with the firmware 2.5.9_UK2 installed.
> Until recently everything was ticking along nicely, then for some
> reason one of these pcs started to have problems connecting to
> the internet. I was completely baffled as to why because no
> changes had been made to the network settings of this machine. I
> wondered if there was a network card issue which wasn't showing
> itself anywhere else, so decided to rebuild a test box that had
> Windows Server 2003 on it with a fresh install of Windows XP.
> Once the OS was installed, I installed Office 2003 pro, did all
> the updates (I had to turn off the vista machine to get this done!)
> Once all the updates were installed on the new XP machine I setup
> the email and tested browsing and everything worked fine. I
> turned on the vista machine and almost immediately the XP
> connection began to choke. I thought maybe a background process
> must be doing something over the local network, but nothing
> seemed to be happening.
> If anyone has any suggestion as to what I could try to fix this,
> or if they have had the same issues themselves and have managed
> to fix it, please let me know.
> Time for some to put away the toys and give Linux a try ....
The troll, who loves to hit you for nym shifting, has appeared in the
last month under the names
Barb Dwyer, Warren Piece, Ms. Polly Ester, Sir Michael Clayton, Judge
Dredd, Captain Commando, Mr. Doug Hoel, Sgt. Wannacker
SgtMajor Gansevoort, Cpl Kronk, Lt. Stardust, Professor Dungby, Ofc.
And this is not complete, even for the last month. And the list
continues, back into the murky past.