IPv4 Exhaustion...

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Jul 24 03:48:13 CDT 2010


On Jul 23, 2010, at 1:40 PM, Ricky Beam wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:59:41 -0400, Steven Bellovin <smb at cs.columbia.edu> wrote:
>> Do the complaints you receive include port numbers?
> 
> I've never seen one that did.  I've not even seen one with an exact timestamp.
> 
> You would require the src and dst ip *and* port, plus the near exact timestamp of when the connection was opened and closed.  Even then, that's one needle in a huge pile of identical needles.  The netflow/sflow/etc. data needed to support such a lookup for a modern ISP network would be absolutely insane. (a decade ago for a small, regional ISP/telco, just prefix records were over 700MB per day -- back in the days of 2mb DSL, before bittorrent...)
> 
> --Ricky

Rough translation: LSN + CALEA = Very Interesting Times for ISPs that deploy LSN and are subject to CALEA.

Owen





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