I've received numerous complaints about network connectivity being "slow", or file transfers "stalling" mid-stream. I have located the problem; we are being UDP flooded; someone out on the net is sending about 120,000 UDP packets per second to tia1.eskimo.com; and even though our router filters throw these away; the sheer volume overloads the router CPU and clogs the links. I am on the line now with Sprint and they are putting access list in place to block this flood. Usually what causes this folks; is someone in IRC gets someone else angry; and if they've got access to a machine on a network with a lot of bandwidth; often things like physics labs at major universities; then they can run flood programs that raise holy hell. Please be considerate of other users when you are interacting on the net.