Fwd: SlashDot: "Comcast Gunning for NAT Users"
M. David Leonard
mdl at equinox.shaysnet.com
Thu Jan 31 23:05:08 UTC 2002
You know, if I had a cable modem I would have some sort of
firewall router just to preserve my peace of mind. I might even run NAT
on the LAN side. So the question is this: can a customer use a firewall
for *one* computer? If so, how can the cableco determine whether there
is a single computer or two computers or more behind a firewall? I
really don't think they can except in cases of egregious abuse.
On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Eric A. Hall wrote:
> "Eric A. Hall" wrote:
> > If you use too much bandwidth, they will  drop your service.
> ps--the original message sounds like they have gone beyond hunting down
> the people running warez servers and the like, and have gone into an
> agressive mode of pursuing anybody with a NAT regardless of their
> utilization. I have no idea if that is true. I don't think it would be a
> smart move on their part but that probably doesn't enter the equation.
> Eric A. Hall http://www.ehsco.com/
> Internet Core Protocols http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/coreprot/
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