Client information?

Scott Weeks surfer at
Fri Aug 10 07:20:41 UTC 2007

--- at wrote:
From: "Paul Atkins" < at>

I am a network researcher. One question I want to ask the ISPs here are that
if they have a choice of finding more information about the hosts that
connect to them, is it something they will like to spend money on? For
example if the ISP can find out what applications is the host running etc.
would it be useful for the ISPs?

No, there're too many free tools that're way fun and good.  For example: with lsof for your particular question.  But, you're asking folks who aren't afraid of the technology.  Ask an exec and they'll probably give a much different answer.  ;-)


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