Originally Posted by xUnrated
Being young, Ive played a lot of xbox and id say its possible.
On xbox all players are dependent on one players connection(the host) and they can control the game if they know how. There are programs that are commonly used for something called a "lag switch" and the host can freeze everyones connection by flooding there internet with packets where they are getting no date streamed in but the host's connection is still perfectly fine and they are free to run around/shoot other players or score in sports games and such. Its definitely not as easy as it used to be though because its now easier to detect and once detected the host connection is switched to another player in the game.
Idk how connections are run in poker rooms but id imagine it would be possible there is a dominant connection at the table that others are dependent upon and they could do something similar and force a timeout.
I know what Xu is talking about, they used to have a "hosting" player that all the activity ran on. They c/ouldn't possibly use that technique in modern online poker games
. The"host" All the players have are basically stupid terminals that are logged in to a node on the servers supplied by the game company. Also, losing that much control, i.e. allowing the software to run on a "host" user would give way too much power to unknown persons.
Bottom line, it is unlikely that anyone at the table can limit badwidth to the rest of the table unless they are admimistrators of the game room, and then you have a bigger problem.