ISP CALEA compliance

Jason Frisvold xenophage0 at
Thu May 10 18:48:35 UTC 2007

On 5/10/07, Patrick Muldoon <doon at> wrote:
> We've been under the impression that is *all* data.  So for us,
> things like PPPoE Sessions, just putting a tap/span port upstream of
> the aggregation router will not work as you would miss any traffic
> going from USER A <-> USER B, if they where on the same aggregation
> device.   Since the Intercept has to be invisible to the parties
> being tapped, you can't route their traffic back out and then in
> either, since the tap would change the flow.    In that regard, we've
> been upgrading our older NPE's to newer ones in order to support
> SII,  All the while I keep having something a co-worker said stuck in
> my head.  "CALEA - Consultant And Lawyer Enrichment Act" :)

Agreed..  Now to dig into the legal document to see if this is right..

Anyone have a legal gibberish to english converter?  (And no, a lawyer
doesn't count)

> -Patrick

Jason 'XenoPhage' Frisvold
XenoPhage0 at

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