Flash glitch throttles bandwidth

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  1. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

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    A problem in Flash Player 6 means users are unable to stop the download of large files once they have been started, resulting in a bandwidth drain to surfers.

    In previous versions of the Macromedia Flash Player, loading another file, leaving the web site, or closing the browser window will stop this transfer but this doesn't happen with Flash Media Player 6, according to tests using Internet Explorer 6 in Windows XP.

    Concerns have been expressed that this bandwidth hogging behaviour could result, either accidentally or maliciously, in a denial of service for surfers visiting sites with large inline Flash animations.  

    Rest of article here: http://www.theregus.com/content/55/24536.html
     
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    Pete: I haven't read the article yet, but I guess this means a link saying, "Skip This Intro" would do no good either. That is a SERIOUS problem. Thanks for a good post.

    John
     
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    You're quite welcome (as always!). Pete
     
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