[ NNSquad ] NASA and BitTorrent

2008-01-14 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Here's some amusing reading for those in the audience who believe that P2P in general, and BitTorrent in particular, are only used for illicit purposes by music and film pirates: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/faq.php?e=4 --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Re: Richard Bennett on Comcast and Fairness (from IP)

2008-01-16 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Yeah, yeah, I know, The ability to encrypt data is insignificant next to the power of ISP Force ... Well Darth, uh, I mean Nick, it's not a matter a faith, it's a matter of cause and effect and war without end. Sure, ISPs and their cohorts could choose to deploy ever more invasive

[ NNSquad ] Re: NYT: Differing views on Time Warner'sBandwidth Cap Experiment

2008-01-18 Thread Lauren Weinstein
to the ISP ), we aren't talking a very big penalty, perhaps a dime or two, for transferring from the third party video source. So the competitive advantage on pricing on these $5 pay-per-view/rental movies is 5%. On Jan 18, 2008 2:22 PM, Lauren Weinstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Now we get

[ NNSquad ] ATT, P2P, and Filtering (from Slyck)

2008-01-23 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. Definitely do read the article referenced below. Particularly interesting is how ATT attempts to simultaneously claim the moral high ground when it comes to filtering (even invoking child porn examples, as predicted) while simultaneously making it clear that economic issues are their

[ NNSquad ] U2 Manager wants ISP Filters, says Silicon Valley Hippies to Blame!

2008-01-29 Thread Lauren Weinstein
U2's manager yesterday called on artists to join him in forcing the hippy technology and internet executives he blames for the collapse of the music industry to help save it. http://music.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,2248544,00.html I seriously needed a laugh today. Thanks Paul! --Lauren--

[ NNSquad ] AP: Demand for Video Reshaping Internet

2008-02-11 Thread Lauren Weinstein
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5grNBGWli-Sh6_vIAzZIKpqD8N-AQD8UOACN80 --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Deep Packet Inspection Trade Group

2008-02-12 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. Here's a site that many of you might find interesting. I just received a note of introduction from the Executive Director of what I would characterize as a Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) trade organization, which apparently went online at the end of 2007: dPacket.org:

[ NNSquad ] Push Continues for Mandated Internet Access Bans

2008-02-12 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. It's reported that while ISPs are still hoping for voluntary agreements, there is a push onward in the surveillance society of the United Kingdom to terminate the Internet access of file sharers declared to be downloading in an illegal manner (however this might be defined by the MPAA,

[ NNSquad ] AP: Markey introduces new Network Neutrality legislation

2008-02-13 Thread Lauren Weinstein
http://www.telegram.com/article/20080213/APF/802130714 --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Competitive Enterprise Institute Blasts Network Neutrality via FCC Comments

2008-02-13 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded message begins --- NEWS RELEASE CEI Files Comments on Net Neutrality Contact: Richard Morrison, 202.331.2273 CEI Files Comments on Net Neutrality Urges FCC to Let Network Practices Evolve in the Market Washington, D.C., February 13, 2008—Today the Competitive Enterprise

[ NNSquad ] Great Firewall of China (from IP)

2008-02-25 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:25:59 -0800 Subject: [IP] Good article on the Great Firewall of China (The Atlantic) From: Richard Forno [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday,

[ NNSquad ] Pakistan YouTube block routing changes disrupt YouTube worldwide

2008-02-25 Thread Lauren Weinstein
This story hasn't seen much mainstream media play yet. Apparently the means chosen by Pakistan's ISPs to conform to their government's attempt to block their people's access to religiously offensive video materials -- low level routing changes -- managed to disrupt YouTube access worldwide over

[ NNSquad ] Reports from FCC Net Neutrality Meeting

2008-02-25 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. First-hand reports from the FCC's Boston Net Neutrality meeting are welcome (subject to the usual moderation, of course). Media reports are noting that Chairman Martin seemed amenable to *possible* actions, but also are suggesting that any significant actions are not likely to be very

[ NNSquad ] BitTorrent bandwidth usage (from IP)

2008-02-27 Thread Lauren Weinstein
From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 06:23:28 -0800 Subject: [IP] Two positions at FCC Comcast Hearing From: Brad Templeton [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 6:50 PM To: David Farber Cc: ip

[ NNSquad ] FCC paths to Internet network management? (from IP)

2008-02-27 Thread Lauren Weinstein
From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] the FCC and Comcast - a query from your editor Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 09:35:28 -0500 I have heard endless suggestions that the FCC stop what many consider improper network management practices by Comcast .. As a

[ NNSquad ] Re: Pakistan access toYouTube restored after blasphemousvid removed

2008-02-27 Thread Lauren Weinstein
The fact that states (or countries) assert that they have such long arm rights is a whole world away from being able to enforce them. Even within the U.S., such enforcement is often highly problematic, internationally much more so. Obviously if we're going to operate on the basis that everything

[ NNSquad ] British ISPs to sell their subscribers' Web browsing data

2008-02-27 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Pretty much speaks for itself: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/25/phorm_isp_advertising/ As the old song said, How low, can you go? As far as I'm concerned, ISPs should never engage in such transfers of information except perhaps on an explicit OPT-IN basis. The article notes that no

[ NNSquad ] Re: FCC paths to Internet network management? (from IP)

2008-02-28 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Brett Glass says: Sixth, there should be no obfuscation of P2P. B! Sorry, no can do, at least if we're talking about some sort of enforced ban. I'm personally not a user of P2P currently, but I reserve the right to encrypt any or all of my Internet traffic for security and privacy purposes

[ NNSquad ] Re: FCC paths to Internet network management? (from IP)

2008-02-28 Thread Lauren Weinstein
over outside services, but that's another story. --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator - - - At 10:48 PM 2/28/2008, Lauren Weinstein wrote: Brett Glass says: Sixth, there should be no obfuscation of P2P. B! Sorry, no can do, at least if we're talking about some sort of enforced ban. I'm

[ NNSquad ] Competition

2008-02-29 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Just as a point of interest, there are readers of this list in some parts of the world who are laughing themselves silly at some of the arguments we see here. Why? Because they realize that if there was broad competition in the Internet access industry in the U.S., especially if wholesale and

[ NNSquad ] Google and ISPs

2008-02-29 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: Lauren Weinstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Brett Glass [EMAIL PROTECTED] cc: Barry Gold [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [ NNSquad ] Re: FCC paths to Internet network management? (from IP) Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 22:25:36 -0800 Golly, I didn't realize that you were

[ NNSquad ] Re: Competition

2008-03-01 Thread Lauren Weinstein
it seems like this illustrates the future of the network business and is at the root of the network neutrality issue. -Benson On 2/29/08, Lauren Weinstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just as a point of interest, there are readers of this list in some parts of the world who are laughing

[ NNSquad ] Topic change on Fred Reimer's message

2008-03-02 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Fred's recent message came through with a subject formatting problem which has been corrected in the NNSquad Archive, new subject is: EU Parliament treating Internet censorship as trade barrier --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] L.A. Times: FCC may hold another hearing regarding Comcast, NN, etc.

2008-03-02 Thread Lauren Weinstein
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus2mar02,0,413965.column ... Last week, the company caused another stir when it paid passers-by to fill seats at a contentious Federal Communications Commission hearing where critics turned out in droves to complain about

[ NNSquad ] Japan Network Neutrality Report

2008-03-05 Thread Lauren Weinstein
character in the URL above is necessary! -- Lauren Weinstein NNSquad Moderator ] - --- Archives: http://www.listbox.com/member/archive/247/=now RSS Feed: http://www.listbox.com/member/archive/rss/247/ Powered by Listbox: http://www.listbox.com

[ NNSquad ] Avoiding unfair ISP bandwidth manipulations

2008-03-05 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. I've been spending considerable time trying to come up with a way to assure consumers that their ISPs aren't manipulating bandwidth tiers, caps, etc. to favor ISPs' own entertainment and other content delivery systems over outside Internet-delivered competition. This is a tough nut

[ NNSquad ] Must Read: China's Golden Shield Project

2008-03-05 Thread Lauren Weinstein
[ From IP ] --- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 16:45:23 -0800 Subject: [IP] How China controls their Internet users From: Andreas Ramos [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday,

[ NNSquad ] Re: Avoiding unfair ISP bandwidth manipulations

2008-03-05 Thread Lauren Weinstein
and the disadvantage of competitors and customers. --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator - - - On Mar 5, 2008, at 5:53 PM, Lauren Weinstein wrote: Question: Would this problem be mitigated if all IP-based traffic, other perhaps than basic not-on-demand, non-PPV TV, were subject to the same

[ NNSquad ] Tripwires to detect Web page tampering, etc.

2008-03-07 Thread Lauren Weinstein
., for example, end-to-end encryption (i.e. detection vs. prevention of tampering, especially if ISPs assert that their page modifications are completely legal). -- Lauren Weinstein NNSquad Moderator ] --- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip

[ NNSquad ] VoIP Spam (SPIT) on the rise

2008-03-11 Thread Lauren Weinstein
http://www.voip-news.com/feature/voip-spam-spit-030408/ --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Re: Moderation policy (and previous message from Brett Glass)

2008-03-12 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Let's get past the airline bomb analogy. A bomb's sole purpose is to destroy and terrorize, and whatever damage is done by P2P is ancillary to P2P's purpose, not P2P's purpose itself. When someone triggers a purposeful DDoS attack, that's damage for damage's sake. But Brett's concern about VoIP

[ NNSquad ] DynDns configuration and contact failures

2008-03-12 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. If any dyndns users receive NNSquad messages successfully (perhaps via aliases) I'd appreciate it if you'd ask their postmaster (assuming they have one, see below) to contact me. Mail to dyndns users on the NNSquad mailing list appears to be failing with MX looping errors, and it's

[ NNSquad ] NY Times: Concerns over video traffic and Internet capacities

2008-03-12 Thread Lauren Weinstein
NY Times: Concerns over video traffic and Internet capacities http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/13/technology/13net.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Re: BT [UK] calls for action on net speeds

2008-03-13 Thread Lauren Weinstein
One of the facets of my original GIMAA concept ( http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/000303.html ) and carried over here to the NNSquad project) is the development and wide deployment of software to run on end-user systems that would (as just one factor among a variety of NNSquad-relevant

[ NNSquad ] NY Times: Verizon offers system to improve P2P transfers

2008-03-13 Thread Lauren Weinstein
NY Times: Verizon offers system to improve P2P transfers http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-P2P-Verizon.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] DNS Interception by ISPs (was Verizon P2P discussion)

2008-03-14 Thread Lauren Weinstein
OK, we need to get to the bottom of this. Last I heard, Verizon allowed subscribers to opt-out of their DNS redirection service through the rather cumbersome technique of manually changing client DNS settings. Can we confirm that this is no longer the case, and that regardless of client DNS

[ NNSquad ] More info on ISP DNS redirections

2008-03-14 Thread Lauren Weinstein
farther in the wrong direction. If ISPs wish to provide such DNS diversion services, they should be *opt-in* only. But we all know why they don't do that. --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator --- Forwarded Message From: Kelly Setzer [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Lauren Weinstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject

[ NNSquad ] Re: More info on ISP DNS redirections

2008-03-14 Thread Lauren Weinstein
be *opt-in* only. But we all know why they don't do that. --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator --- Forwarded Message From: Kelly Setzer [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Lauren Weinstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [ NNSquad ] DNS Interception by ISPs (was Verizon P2P discussion) Date: Fri, 14 Mar

[ NNSquad ] DNS Redirection: The Plot Thickens

2008-03-15 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Well, responses continue to arrive from my query regarding DNS redirection/diversion experiences. Frankly, I'm receiving enough conflicting data at this point regarding non-standard DNS behavior (for TW, Verizon, and now HughesNet) that really definitive statements regarding any of these will

[ NNSquad ] Addendum on the DNS Diversion Test

2008-03-15 Thread Lauren Weinstein
A quick additional note: If you choose to try the DNS Diversion Test described in: http://www.nnsquad.org/archives/nnsquad/msg00735.html it would be best to do some ordinary (UDP) DNS lookups, e.g.: dig @dns-test.nnsquad.org control.hq as well as the zone lookup example that I showed

[ NNSquad ] Early results of DNS diversion testing

2008-03-16 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. Just FYI, I'm already getting messages from people finding what appear to be unexpected DNS diversions from their ISPs. There is enough broad interest in this that I'm going to write up a more comprehensive set of instructions for this testing suitable for broader distribution, along

[ NNSquad ] Expected query output data for NNSquad DNS test zone

2008-03-16 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. You can now find the expected output data for the NNSquad control.hq DNS test zone (control.hq at DNS server dns-test.nnsquad.org) via: http://www.nnsquad.org/dns-test-zone-output.txt This data will be changing at intervals so please always verify any test results against the

[ NNSquad ] HughesNet apparently diverting DNS UDP data

2008-03-16 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. Early test results via the NNSquad test DNS zone are strongly suggesting that HughesNet is intercepting and diverting ordinary (UDP) DNS queries at the port 53 level. AXFR (TCP) queries do not appear to be similarly affected at this time. Dig tests set to the dns-test.nnsquad.org DNS

[ NNSquad ] Testing Your Internet Connection for ISP DNS Diversions

2008-03-16 Thread Lauren Weinstein
explanations are omitted here. Please see the complete write-up at: http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/000377.html Thanks! ] --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] or [EMAIL PROTECTED] Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 http://www.pfir.org/lauren Co-Founder, PFIR - People For Internet

[ NNSquad ] Possible DNS diversion by Sprint EVDO

2008-03-17 Thread Lauren Weinstein
I have a solid report that strongly suggests port 53 DNS diversion by Sprint EVDO, at least through one reseller. I'd be particularly interested in the results of other Sprint EVDO users running the tests outlined in: http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/000377.html Please do not report if the

[ NNSquad ] BT admits using live customer data in Phorm test, faces legal action

2008-03-19 Thread Lauren Weinstein
BT admits using live customer data in Phorm test, faces legal act http://www.precisionmarketing.co.uk/Articles/256233/BT+facing+legal+action+over+customer+data+.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] FCC High-Speed Internet Report Released

2008-03-20 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message Subject: [IP] The FCC has released their High-Speed Internet Status report Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 07:23:13 -0400 From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Begin forwarded message: From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Dewayne Hendricks) Date: March 20, 2008

[ NNSquad ] CBC to distribute TV program via BitTorrent

2008-03-20 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 03:52:48 -0700 Subject: [IP] Music industry proposes a piracy surcharge on ISPs From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Victor

[ NNSquad ] Internet Futures Paper

2008-03-20 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 08:37:54 -0700 Subject: [IP] Paper: State of the Internet Challenges ahead From: Steve Goldstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, March 20,

[ NNSquad ] Verizon and ATT top the spectrum auction

2008-03-20 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Verizon and ATT top the spectrum auction http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/21/technology/21auction.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Comcast: We'd like to have cameras in cable boxes to watch you

2008-03-21 Thread Lauren Weinstein
meaning. -- Lauren Weinstein NNSquad Moderator ] --- Forwarded Message From: Edge, Ronald D [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 14:13:47 -0400 Subject: Comcast Cameras to Start Watching You? TV viewers, set top boxes, etc

[ NNSquad ] A complaint from Brett Glass -- and a note on moderation

2008-03-21 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. Brett Glass has asserted (in private mail) that some of my editorial comments regarding his statements are ad hominem attacks and insulting. Having gone back through the archive, I must admit that I don't read my comments that way, and I personally think that I've maintained

[ NNSquad ] Municipal Wi-Fi Efforts Faltering

2008-03-21 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Municipal Wi-Fi Efforts Faltering http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/22/us/22wireless.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Captain Kangaroo on File Sharing

2008-03-22 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Allow me to channel Bob Keeshan for a few minutes. How might Captain Kangaroo have explained the file sharing controversy? Setting aside the technical details and application specifics, what P2P really is of course is ... sharing. Sharing is good. Though if you share something that you do not

[ NNSquad ] Captain Kangaroo vs. Mr. Rogers

2008-03-22 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Now we're really getting somewhere. We've managed to boil the entire vast controversy over P2P down to a simple choice: Captain Kangaroo on File Sharing or Mr. Rogers on Externalities Place your bets! Take your pick! As we've seen this political season, there's nothing like

[ NNSquad ] AP: HD videoconferencing over the Internet

2008-03-23 Thread Lauren Weinstein
AP: HD videoconferencing over the Internet http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Home-Videoconferencing.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Re: Costing P2P and other ISP data streams

2008-03-24 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Hmmm. Did Brett really supplement his usual categorical All P2P traffic is thievery and has no right to exist! argument with a well... if it's *slow* enough it might be OK appendix? But do we believe there's a function that will accurately graph morality vs. bps? --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Preliminary info regarding NNSquad Network Measurement Agent

2008-03-24 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. I've alluded previously to the upcoming initial beta release of an NNSquad software package. Here's a bit more info. The package is called the NNSquad Network Measurement Agent (NNMA). The first beta release is an installable Windows application, and the initial NNSquad-related

[ NNSquad ] Speaking of software: A LiveCD ISO for testing ISP interference

2008-03-24 Thread Lauren Weinstein
A LiveCD ISO for testing ISP interference: http://www.p2pforum.it/forum/showthread.php?t=290321 --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] More on Bell Canada's sudden throttling of wholesale traffic

2008-03-25 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Here are a couple of links pointing off in numerous directions on the Bell Canada throttling and reactions. I would appreciate additional *specific* technical information on this issue directly from affected parties if possible. Thanks.

[ NNSquad ] AP's take on the Comcast treating all traffic equally story

2008-03-27 Thread Lauren Weinstein
AP's take on the Comcast treating all traffic equally story http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Comcast-BitTorrent.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Administrivia: The Sound of Silence

2008-03-30 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Greetings. Just in case anyone was wondering, the notable (and one might suggest, somewhat relaxing) lack of messages on this list over the last couple of days is not the result of technical problems or rejected messages, but rather a sudden dearth of submissions. My own sense is that after the

[ NNSquad ] Comcast increasing compression of some HD sources

2008-04-02 Thread Lauren Weinstein
with the Internet cases that we usually deal with. -- Lauren Weinstein NNSquad Moderator ] --- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] Comcast HD Quality Reduction: Details, Screenshots - AVS Forum Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 08

[ NNSquad ] U. of Colorado: Comcast now resetting wide range of TCP traffic

2008-04-06 Thread Lauren Weinstein
The University of Colorado at Boulder is reporting that Comcast has shifted from inserting forged reset packets solely to disrupt P2P traffic, to algorithms that can disrupt a wide range of traffic, apparently irrespective of protocol, including potentially e-mail and Web browsing. If

[ NNSquad ] Comcast replies re Univ. of Colorado TCP test results

2008-04-07 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 19:35:29 -0700 Subject: [IP] Comcast and University of Colorado From: Douglas, Charlie [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 8:33 PM

[ NNSquad ] Univ. of Colorado says their earlier test results were in error

2008-04-08 Thread Lauren Weinstein
- Forwarded Message Begins Broadband Network Management - CUSystems A note regarding our findings: Further experiments have led us to believe that our initial conclusions that indicated Comcast's responsibility for dropping TCP SYN packets and forging TCP SYN, ACK and RST (reset)

[ NNSquad ] Call for ISP Point of Contact Database for Neutrality Event Concerns

2008-04-08 Thread Lauren Weinstein
parties can contact me directly for more information and discussion. Let's see if we can make this fly! Thanks very much. --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] or [EMAIL PROTECTED] Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 http://www.pfir.org/lauren Co-Founder, PFIR - People For Internet Responsibility

[ NNSquad ] Concerns over BBC bandwidth usage

2008-04-10 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 17:07:13 -0700 Subject: [IP] BBC iPlayer risks overloading the internet From: Brian Randell [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008

[ NNSquad ] Mercury News op-ed by Richard Bennett on Stanford NN hearing

2008-04-18 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 02:49:24 -0700 Subject: [IP] Merccurynews report on Stanford hearing From: Richard Bennett [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 5:45

[ NNSquad ] More on Stanford NN hearing (George Ford booed and heckled)

2008-04-18 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 02:45:42 -0700 Subject: [IP] Re:George Ford is getting booed and heckled From: Brett Glass [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008

[ NNSquad ] Even more on Stanford NN hearing (David P. Reed)

2008-04-18 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 07:54:17 -0700 Subject: [IP] Merccurynews report on Stanford hearing From: David P. Reed [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 10:15

[ NNSquad ] The Stanford FCC hearing saga continues ...

2008-04-18 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:42:01 -0700 Subject: [IP] FCC En Banc Hearing at Stanford From: Dr Heather E Hudson [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 1:37 PM

[ NNSquad ] ATT: Bandwidth-wise, the sky is falling!

2008-04-18 Thread Lauren Weinstein
ATT: Bandwidth-wise, the sky is falling! http://www.news.com/2100-1034_3-6237715.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Re: ATT: Bandwidth-wise, the sky is falling!

2008-04-19 Thread Lauren Weinstein
In regard to issues such as this, I think it is important for Net Neutrality proponents to focus the argument on Internet service and not be involved or concerned with other services that may be carried over the same backbones such as subscription video. What we want to prevent is ATT or

[ NNSquad ] Security vulnerabilities introduced by ISPs' DNS diversions

2008-04-19 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Security vulnerabilities introduced by ISPs' DNS diversions http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/04/when_monetizing_isp_traffic_go.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Liability issues in ISP-injected ad systems?

2008-04-20 Thread Lauren Weinstein
In discussions of ISP injections of messages and ads into third-party data streams (Rogers has now gone live with injected messages in Canada), most of the analysis so far has been focused on copyright issues (modifying the totality of how content provider pages appear to users), and in the case

[ NNSquad ] USA Today article (with plenty to argue about) re bandwidth crunch

2008-04-21 Thread Lauren Weinstein
USA Today article (with plenty to argue about) re bandwidth crunch http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/services/2008-04-20-internet-broadband-traffic-jam_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Joe Touch @ ISI regarding RST packets

2008-04-23 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 21:18:40 -0700 Subject: [IP] Re:a wise word from a long time network person -- Merccurynews report on Stanford hearing From: Joe Touch

[ NNSquad ] Reuters: In Senate testimony, FCC Chairman disputes Comcast claims

2008-04-23 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Reuters: In Senate testimony, FCC Chairman disputes Comcast claims http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSN2232444820080422 --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Register: Network Neutrality as Mob Rule

2008-04-24 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Register: Network Neutrality as Mob Rule http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/23/bellovin_neutrality_mob_rule/ --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] ATT to Vuze: your TCP reset test proves nothing

2008-04-30 Thread Lauren Weinstein
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080428-att-to-vuze-your-tcp-reset-test-proves-nothing.html - - - It is most certainly true that raw counts of TCP RSTs do not in and of themselves demonstrate ISP traffic management techniques. On the other hand, RST counts are still one useful metric

[ NNSquad ] Sports trade group opposes Google white space airwaves plan

2008-05-01 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Sports trade group opposes Google white space airwaves plan http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/sports/sports-fcc-whitespace-sports.html My own view is that development and carefully controlled testing of this technology should proceed. If there is unacceptable interference that can't be fixed,

[ NNSquad ] Huffington Post: Why The 'Right' Gets Net Neutrality Wrong

2008-05-05 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Huffington Post: Why The 'Right' Gets Net Neutrality Wrong http://www.huffingtonpost.com/art-brodsky/why-the-right-gets-net-ne_b_100135.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Google Accuses Verizon of Planning to Dodge 700 MHz Open Access Rules

2008-05-05 Thread Lauren Weinstein
I was concerned that Verizon might try to go this route. A substantive reply from them regarding the concern noted by Google -- not just a legalistic Google's filing has no legal standing -- would be appreciated. Google Accuses Verizon of Planning to Dodge 700 MHz Open Access Rules

[ NNSquad ] Broad Internet filtering proposed in Japan

2008-05-08 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] net filtering in Japan Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 19:57:28 -0400 Begin forwarded message: From: Rod Van Meter [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: May 8, 2008 7:31:44 PM EDT To: David Farber [EMAIL

[ NNSquad ] Net Neutrality and Antitrust, etc.

2008-05-09 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] re-distribution of op-ed on Net Neutrality -- a reaction and a reply from one of the authors Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 15:23:10 -0400 From: John S. Quarterman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: David Farber

[ NNSquad ] Deep Packet Inspection equipment for Tier 1

2008-05-12 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] Deep packet inspection at 80 Gbps Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 20:52:10 -0400 Begin forwarded message: From: Roger Bohn [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: May 12, 2008 7:48:39 PM EDT To: David Farber

[ NNSquad ] Netflix announces their Internet set top box streaming movie service

2008-05-20 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Netflix announces their Internet set top box streaming movie service This is of course in direct competition with ISP PPV movie offerings, but unlike ISP-provided content, *will* count against the bandwidth caps and limits determined by the ISPs themselves.

[ NNSquad ] Re: Netflix announces their Internet set top box streaming movie service

2008-05-20 Thread Lauren Weinstein
ISPs make completely arbitrary decisions about how much of their overall bandwidth is devoted to their own content offerings vs. the bandwidth made available to general-purpose Internet services (e.g. DOCSIS in the case of cable). In both situations these days (VOD/PPV vs. Internet) the

[ NNSquad ] Charter DPI tracks users whether opted-out or not

2008-05-21 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Not exactly a surprise. --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator --- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] Charter tracks user activity even if users opt out Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 08:08:08 -0400 Begin forwarded message: From: Rich Kulawiec

[ NNSquad ] Theories of legal liabilities for ISP content filtering, etc.

2008-05-22 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Theories of legal liabilities for ISP content filtering, etc. http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/05/isp-content-f-1.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] Cable prices keep rising -- subscribers keep paying

2008-05-24 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Cable prices keep rising -- subscribers keep paying http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/24/technology/24cable.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] NNSquad Network Measurement Agent Beta Now Available

2008-05-29 Thread Lauren Weinstein
for more details. Good luck, Mr. Phelps. --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] or [EMAIL PROTECTED] Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 http://www.pfir.org/lauren Co-Founder, PFIR - People For Internet Responsibility - http://www.pfir.org Co-Founder, NNSquad - Network Neutrality Squad - http

[ NNSquad ] Internal BT report apparently reveals Phorm-related violations (Wikileaks)

2008-06-05 Thread Lauren Weinstein
[ The court clerk will now read the 19 million counts against the defendant ... -- Lauren Weinstein NNSquad Moderator ] --- Forwarded Message From: Richard M. Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: British Telecom Phorm PageSense External Validation

[ NNSquad ] [IP] BT covert trials in 2006 - The FACTS about PageSense

2008-06-05 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 15:22:57 -0700 Subject: [IP] BT covert trials in 2006 - The FACTS about PageSense From: Tony Lauck [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, June 05,

[ NNSquad ] Your laser printer is a P2P crook!

2008-06-06 Thread Lauren Weinstein
--- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 23:51:01 -0700 Subject: [IP] No joke...MPAA sends DMCA notice to laser printers From: Richard Forno [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, June 05,

[ NNSquad ] Time: Who Will Rule The New Internet?

2008-06-06 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Time: Who Will Rule The New Internet? http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1811814,00.html --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

[ NNSquad ] [IP] Re: Third Major ISP ATT Testing Bandwidth Caps in the Fall [with a comment by me djf]

2008-06-08 Thread Lauren Weinstein
- --- Forwarded Message From: David Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 08:40:59 -0700 Subject: [IP] Re: Third Major ISP ATT Testing Bandwidth Caps in the Fall [with a comment by me djf] Aurthor requested to be anonymous due to employment djf One

[ NNSquad ] differential bandwidth usage vs. caps

2008-06-08 Thread Lauren Weinstein
A quick preface to the message below. Some observers tend to lump all downloading into pretty much a single category, but even in the entertainment context, there is a lot of variation that directly impacts issues of bandwidth utilization. If you're watching a live event, or sampling short

[ NNSquad ] Tiered broadband as the enemy of innovation

2008-06-09 Thread Lauren Weinstein
Why Tiered Broadband Is the Enemy of Innovation http://gigaom.com/2008/06/04/why-tiered-broadband-is-the-enemy-of-innovation/ --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator

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