Thank you, Comcast.

James Downs egon at
Fri Feb 26 15:32:13 UTC 2016

> On Feb 26, 2016, at 06:31, Keith Medcalf <kmedcalf at> wrote:
> ISP's should block nothing, to or from the customer, unless they make it clear *before* selling the service (and include it in the Terms and Conditions of Service Contract), that they are not selling an Internet connection but are selling a partially functional Internet connection (or a limited Internet Service), and specifying exactly what the built-in deficiencies are.

Absolutely. It’s funny that a group that worries about about net neutrality and whinges about T-Mobile’s zero-rating certain video sources is perfectly fine with blindly blocking *ports*, without even understanding if it’s legitimate traffic.

> Deficiencies may include:
>  port/protocol blockage toward the customer (destination blocks)
>  port/protocol blockage toward the internet (source blocks)
>  DNS diddling (filtering of responses, NXDOMAIN redirection/wildcards, etc)

This would be a big reason to point to a different DNS...

>  Traffic Shaping/Policing/Congestion policies, inbound and outbound
> Some ISPs are good at this and provide opt-in/out methods for at least the first three on the list.  Others not so much.

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