[LINK] Optus@Home moves to outlaw pirates
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 21:54:33 +1000 (EST)
On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Michael Still wrote:
> > Are they going to LOOK into everyone's email and data transfers?
> I agree -- the idea strikes me as half baked at best. I can't imagine that
> it is trivial to be able to monitor large data streams like FTP transfers.
> Do you monitor the FTP port? Then I just use a new port number or my own
> protocol. I also can not imagine a system that can identify commercial
> software reliablty. Do you finger print MS Office, then the baddies just
> encrypt it.
> I imagine that the procesing requirements to keep up with packets on a
> fast netowkr would be pretty impressive as well.
Postings to newsgroups are apocryphal at best. ZD should be
checking the facts before running up articles based on postings
No one I work with seems to know much about this, especially tech folk
in a position to comment. I will see if I can find out the facts.
BTW, I must add - this posting is my own opinion only - not that
of my employer!!!!
Rachel Polanskis Optus/Excite@Home
UNIX Administrator 100 Harris Street
IT Operations Pyrmont, Sydney NSW
firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: (+61 2) 900 51144