There is a NEW "worst nightmrae" for network admins, and its name is Tor. It can defeat all filtering, monitoring, and traffic analisys becuase the data is encrypted and sent through random addresses and ports all over the world. And by logging to Privacy net several times, I have seen the addresses of various government and coroporate networks show up on address analysis. So someone on your network could have Tor running on their workstation, and you would NEVER know it. We are now running our own online radio station on Live 365, which will will be using for online audio broadcasts of figure skating events this coming season, and tests with Tor show that the Player 365 application will run through Tor with no problem So anyone out on your network could be listening to our station, or any other Live 365 station, and you would NEVER know what they were up to becuase the data has such good military-grade encryption that Tor is actually used by troops in the War On Terror to communicate with top brass back in Washington, it is good enough for the military to trust it. It is incredible the number of government and corporate workstations that Tor is running on. Loggging on and off the system several times, and doing an analysis with Network tools every time I log bac on, often shows a workplace computer that is left on and running tor, even on the weekends. As for people that are runnign Linux, you are not safe from Tor either, as there is a Linux version of Tor available, so someone could have Tor on their Linux workstation as well.
16 years ago