[SpamCop-List] Re: Comcast considers "clever" anti-spam idea
tdy at blackhole.aosake.net
Tue May 25 14:30:57 EDT 2004
In article <c8vfr3$ohm$1 at news.spamcop.net>, nobody at spamcop.net says...
> "Ionizer" <ian_uncle at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:c8uqel$4ap$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> > "...Comcast's engineers plan to try the innovative approach of identifying
> > the zombie PCs and surreptitiously sending the subscriber's cable modem a
> > new configuration routine that prevents outbound connections on port 25."
> That one statement made me rethink my options for high speed internet (I'm
> moving and can finally get it) and eliminate Comcast from the list.
> I don't think I want my ISP "surreptitiously" sending my modem a damn thing
> to reconfigure anything any more than I want my husband to surreptitiously
> bring home the crabs.
> I just can't figure out why anyone hasn't gone back to the
> software/spyware/scumware secretly installed with programs like Kazaa and
> Gamespy and see what that software is *really* doing. I'd put money on
> those programs being a few of the culprits.
I suspect that you don't want any cable service then. Network management
requires dynamic configuration at the point of packet aggregation. For
cable, that is the cable modem. Your packets, and your neighbor's packets,
are all on the same wire running through your neighborhood. By contrast, my
high speed Internet packets are not combined with my neighbor's high speed
Internet packets between the premises and the C.O. So maybe you need a DSL
Of course, I don't know that the phone company can't remotely configure the
DSL modem. But you do have to consider that at the physical interface
between your computer and your provider's network, your provider has every
right to configure their network. The key idea to consider is that it it
their network, not yours.
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