what's connecting when you're streaming...

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by snapdragin, Jun 28, 2002.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. snapdragin

    snapdragin Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Posts:
    8,415
    Location:
    Southern Ont., Canada
    Hi!

    i am just sitting here trying to figure out what's connecting and what's being sent as i am streaming to a radio site. Now i am using Opera and i looked into the cookie.dat file but i'm only seeing about 6 li'l blank squares there. my firewall's packet shows some things...but nothing i haven't come to expect when i surf the net or use ICQ (the site i am streaming to does use ads)

    when i was at the Opera Member's forum they were talking about the cookies they were getting....but i'm not finding these cookies?

    so what should i use to read cookies, or look for in the firewall that would tell me what's being sent and received, beside darn GREAT music! :)

    -----
    opps! forgot to add i am using winamp as the player, not the browser itself to get this darn GREAT music!

    (i don't wanna give up my music site) :(
     
  2. root

    root Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2002
    Posts:
    1,723
    Location:
    Missouri, USA
    Here's the cookie and cache cleaner I use for Opera.
    http://www.westelcom.com/users/jsegur/#ofe
    After you highlight and delete the cookies you don't want, be sure and do a save.
    Where you getting good music? I have winamp.
     
  3. snapdragin

    snapdragin Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Posts:
    8,415
    Location:
    Southern Ont., Canada
    Hi there root!

    thank you! i will d/l it and see if it can find these cookies and delete them. (i STILL can't find any)

    good music?? Ooommmmm OOooommmmm.....well she dances to the walk...she dances to the stroll...she can rock'n'roll! WHooo! :D

    (ahh..yup yup! GREAT music!)

    (i'm a 50's freak!) vroom! vroom!
     
  4. Prince_Serendip

    Prince_Serendip Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Posts:
    819
    Location:
    Canada
    :D "Today's music ain't got the same soul! I like that good ol' Rock an' Roll!"

    I was going to suggest using Proxomitron 4.3 because it lets you see what's happening, what actually goes to and comes from the server. Howvever, I'm still learning how to use it. You can check it out at Zhen-Xjell's website.

    http://www.laudanski.com/

    Yes, you can totally block cookies with it and it does a lot of security/privacy stuff!
     
  5. snapdragin

    snapdragin Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Posts:
    8,415
    Location:
    Southern Ont., Canada
    thank you Prince, but i think i'll stay away from Proxomitron for a bit yet. i'm still needing to learn more than just the default settings with TDS-3 and still waiting for the lights to go on for firewall rulesets!! LOL

    this Opera 4 File Explorer that root suggested, looks pretty easy......although it says "No Cookies in Cookies4.dat".....so i'll have to surf a bit with Opera, and get some cookies in there so i can see them! :D
     
  6. snowy

    snowy Guest

    Snap and Root

    by your posts it appears that winamp is not snakeware so will check its sound.....I d/l version 2.5....not an up to date version....the newest version seems to include a broswer...know anything about that...
    Because I'll be re-installing my os again real soon I want to test a few programs while no real lasting harm can be done..........enjoy you music Snap...!

    snowman
     
  7. snapdragin

    snapdragin Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Posts:
    8,415
    Location:
    Southern Ont., Canada
    Hi snowman!

    i love using winamp...the sound is excellent, and the website gives a full walk-through, step-by-step (with pictures) on how to use each feature and adjust your settings.

    there was a security flaw with the mini-browser which was caught quickly and fixed with the latest version 2.80.

    version 2.80 is free and i have not found it calling home since i have been using it.....(i've used winamp for 4 yrs now)....but i also disable the automatic update option, which is under: Options, Preferences, Setup, Agent....just unclick all three boxes. This disables the winampa agent for automatic updates. :)

    other than that, it's easy to use with just it's default settings in place. If you are playing a CD from your CD-rom, or an MP3 on your hard drive, winamp does not request access to the net....the only time it would request access is if you've chosen to stream music to something like a radio station.

    here is the link to winamp's site:
    http://www.winamp.com/

    ----
    whoops!
    forgot to add, i've never found the need to use the mini-browser with winamp....maybe root can add something about that, if he's used it?
     
  8. snowy

    snowy Guest

    Snap

    Hi nice lady....appreciate the info...I just tryed version 2.5......just installed it only...tested the sound..nice..then un-installed it........decided to get the newer version...
    by the way.....these are on last few days on the internet....in fact,, may decide to dis-connect at any moment........will get a new ip later......
    need to some some time improving my health and taking care of business matters......so you take good care nice lady.....in case I can't post later.....each post seems like my last LOL

    snowman
     
  9. licketykitten

    licketykitten Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2002
    Posts:
    11
    Location:
    Beautiful British Columbia
    Snapdragin! I need to talk to you!! *why is your q not on when i need it to be!* ah well... look, you made me register :)

    sorry folks for butting in so rudely... back to your regularly scheduled posting... :rolleyes:
     
  10. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Posts:
    3,139
    Location:
    Clover, SC
    licketykitten - Welcome to the forum - for whatever reason!

    Stick around and learn something. Pete
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.