ISP data collection from home routers
nanog at ics-il.net
Fri Mar 25 20:50:10 UTC 2022
Sounds good to me. Solve the end-user problems, since they don't have the ability or care to do it themselves and doing so manually has too much latency and doesn't scale.
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From: "Giovane C. M. Moura via NANOG" <nanog at nanog.org>
To: "North American Network Operators' Group" <nanog at nanog.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2022 5:43:58 AM
Subject: ISP data collection from home routers
Several years ago, a friend of mine was working for a large telco and
his job was to detect which clients had the worst networking experience.
To do that, the telco had this hadoop cluster, where it collected _tons_
of data from home users routers, and his job was to use ML to tell the
signal from the noise.
I remember seeing a sample csv from this data, which contained
_thousands_ of data fields (features) from each client.
I was _shocked_ by the amount of (meta)data they are able to pull from
home routers. These even included your wifi network name _and_ password!
(it's been several years since then).
And home users are _completely_ unaware of this.
So my question to you folks is:
- What's the policy regulations on this? I don't remember the features
(thousands) but I'm pretty sure you could some profiling with it.
- Is anyone aware of any public discussion on this? I have never seen it.
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