(since a few of you on dp have been talking about comcast and whats been going on lately, i decided to pass this email i recieved on to those who are interested....)http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/000323.html
Greetings. A few days ago, I reported on apparent tampering with
Internet traffic by Comcast
Caught with their pants down by Associated Press traffic
tests, Comcast has now admitted to what they call "delaying"
traffic -- in this case a euphemism for what network engineers would
call the spoofing or forging of traffic to disrupt the expected normal
communications protocol sequences
For those of us who have long been concerned about assuring Network
Neutrality, this case represents but the tip of the iceberg in terms
of the sorts of potential likely abuses that we can expect from the
If ISPs have problems with the traffic generated by a particular
class of applications, the correct approach would be to work with
the network community toward solutions, not acting like an
incompetent hacker who could care less about disrupting network
protocols designed with considerable effort over decades.
This case isn't just a Network Neutrality smoking gun, it's a
veritable bazooka -- and it's aimed right at ISP customers -- that's
you and me.
Good luck getting out of the line of fire.
--Lauren--( Collapse )