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The Telecom Digest for August 26, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 231 : "text" Format

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Re: Simplifying the Lives of Web Users(Dan Lanciani)
Blocking Junk Calls(Steven)
Re: Blocking Junk Calls(Richard)

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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 01:05:06 -0400 (EDT) From: Dan Lanciani <ddl@danlan.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Simplifying the Lives of Web Users Message-ID: <201008250505.BAA16390@ss10.danlan.com> |wollman@bimajority.org (Garrett Wollman) wrote: | |To article <20100824150220.61404.qmail@joyce.lan>, the moderator |appended: | |>The "claim to fame" of IPV6 is that it has provision for inclusion of |>a globally unique ID in every packet, and that's the stuff of |>Marketeer's wet dreams. | |Nonsense. Or rather: we already have that now (modulo the |locator/identifier distinction); I assume that our moderator was referring to the ability to embed a unique hardware identifier (e.g., your Ethernet address) per address autoconfig. This really is different in that it follows the device across networks and providers, but the problem has been recognized and to some extent dealt with. |IPv6 simply allows there to be enough |such identifiers for everyone in the world to have a quintillion of |them each. You can generate a new one at random every second if you |so choose, assuming you're not stuck with a fascist ISP who only gives |you a /126 instead of a proper /64 network. It's funny. I remember years ago when everybody was going to get at least a /48. People ridiculed me for even suggesting that an ISP might use a /126. Now with only trivial deployment, expectations are already lowered to the point where a /64 is proper and people write memos on the need for v6 address conservation. The funny thing is, if all you have is a /126 you can't embed a traceable identifier. IMHO it would be very easy to make IPv6 take off. Just give everybody portable, free, routable address space as was done with IPv4. Address the underlying routing problem rather than heaping hack upon hack with shim6 and automated address selection policy distribution. The former requires much of the work involved in true locator/identifier separation while yielding only a small subset of the benefits and the latter is akin to source routing but again with only a limited return. Dan Lanciani ddl@danlan.*com
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:53:37 -0700 From: Steven <diespammers@killspammers.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Blocking Junk Calls Message-ID: <i53orh$f3$1@news.eternal-september.org> Over the last weekend I had to replace my old HP 4200 All In One printer with a newer HP 4500 series/ As I programmed it I noticed that there was an option to place phone number on it to block Junk Fax, I wondered if it would work on just a regular call. I place a number and sure enough the machine rand once and on the start of the second ring hunk up the line. This will end my junk calls that I have had to just ignore or use my very old Radio Shack CID box that fails at times. I have noticed more fake CID and it does no good to be on the Do Not Call List, there appears to be little enforcement and none on calls from the Moon!!! -- The only good spammer is a dead one!! Have you hunted one down today? (c) 2010 I Kill Spammers, Inc. A Rot in Hell Co.
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:05:29 -0700 From: Richard <rng@richbonnie.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Blocking Junk Calls Message-ID: <0pta76l466frapsl9rvsv82tr3m7kqp102@4ax.com> On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:53:37 -0700, Steven <diespammers@killspammers.com> wrote: > it does no good to be on the Do Not >Call List, there appears to be little enforcement I suspect that spammers are accessing the Do Not Call list in order to get a list of live phone numbers to call!
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