[SpamCop-List] Re: Comcast considers "clever" anti-spam idea
nobody at spamcop.net
Wed May 26 13:13:29 EDT 2004
"N. Miller" <tdy at blackhole.aosake.net> wrote in message
news:MPG.1b1d4ccf53b975ed9896e7 at news.spamcop.net...
> 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,
> 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
> 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.
Thanks for the info Norman. I've been mulling over DSL vs. cable, and this
looks like it's going to be the deciding factor. Even though I've heard
more than enough times that Raleigh has a LOT of work to do on DSL
connections, I'd rather go that way instead of having to make myself a brand
new tin foil hat ;)
I still have a lot to learn about broadband.... being out in the boondocks
for so long with my dialup I've been a little sheltered from it all.
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