The Telecom Digest for August 26, 2010
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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 01:05:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Lanciani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Simplifying the Lives of Web Users
|email@example.com (Garrett Wollman) wrote:
|To article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, the moderator
|>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
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.
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:53:37 -0700
From: Steven <email@example.com>
Subject: Blocking Junk Calls
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 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Blocking Junk Calls
On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:53:37 -0700, Steven
> 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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