[LINK] Fears for telephone number system
scott at doc.net.au
Tue Oct 26 17:39:55 EST 2010
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:22 AM, David Lochrin <dlochrin at d2.net.au> wrote:
> My understanding is that any organisation providing a telephone service
> must follow the Australian numbering rules published by ACMA. It would be
> possible to hijack these numbers, locate the subscriber anywhere, then use
> the 'net to provide connectivity, but that would be highly illegal.
> Furthermore, the subscriber could not be called using any service other
> than that of the rogue carrier.
It's the Internet - how would they know?
Hint: if you call my 02 phone number, it'll ring here in the San Francisco
Bay Area, not somewhere in NSW.
Once it's on IP, the carrier has no way of controlling locality, other than
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