The Hunter Strikes Again Software & Sites 04 MAR 2008

NinjaWelcome all Comlab, Scilab, Chemlab, Ebelab and general upper campus computer lab users who have no doubt arrived here by Googling “Silent Hunter” in an effort to track down this rumoured application that seems to be disturbing your DC++, Half-Life and Counterstrike games and file downloads so much in the labs.

Comlab users have grown accustomed to this minor annoyance in the labs after it was introduced late last year in an effort to curb internal bandwidth and general seat hogging by students who thought is was okay to tie up valuable resources from other paying students by utilising lab PCs for gaming and downloading purposes. The huge traffic they were generating on the network (although they technically weren

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  • Tom Capello

    Yeah… I wish there was no ‘Silent Hunter’… At least then I’d be able to watch Naruto. Dial-up at home is a pain!

    • Wait, do you mean that Silent Hunter is still in operation at UCT? Cool, I wonder if they found someone to update the project or if they’re just using the original?