Comcast problems?

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Sat Apr 5 18:16:33 UTC 2008

On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Steven M. Bellovin <smb at> wrote:

>  The fact that I get different behavior for different protocols makes me
>  suspect they're having trouble with equipment designed to control p2p
>  traffic.  Their help phone line simply speaks of an outage.  Service
>  has come back occasionally, but not for long.  The problem has been
>  going on since about 6am.
>  Does anyone have any data?

wasn't it sandvine last time? did you try calling them as well? All
joking aside, one hopes that these sorts of things show that the 'p2p
control' soutions are far from perfect and far from 'well baked' and
likely still very ill-advised.


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