today's Wash Post Business section

Jim Popovitch jimpop at
Fri Dec 22 01:40:35 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-12-22 at 11:36 +1100, Mark Andrews wrote:
> >(Hint - how much smaller would the spam problem be if end users actually
> >looked at their cable or DSL modem and wondered why the Tx/Rx lights were
> >on steady even though nothing was apparently happening?)
> 	Given the amount of noise on a cable modem flickering lights
> 	mean nothing.

My cable modem, and my Dad's, and my friends', flicker endlessly even
though when the computers are are shutoff (OK, my wifi router is still
on).  The flicker isn't from outbound traffic, it's from incoming crap.

-Jim P.

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