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Paul Brooks pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Tue Nov 2 21:40:57 AEDT 2010

On 2/11/2010 8:16 PM, Mark Smith wrote:
> It seems to me that the 14 NBN POIs would be ideal locations to put the
> filtering and logging devices. There doesn't seem to be a guarantee
> the CSAs will be built, and as there's likely to be very large amounts
> of telecommunications infrastructure at these POIs, they'll possibly
> also be likely locations for aggregation of wireless services. The
> government, by law, forcing private telecommunications organisations to
> use the NBN, rather than allowing them to build alternative and
> topologically diverse competitive infrastructure, as has been
> suggested, may well be somewhat driven by this political agenda.

Highly unlikely location for the publicly discussed civilian logging devices, and even 
less likely location for filtering, given the POIs deal only in ethernet VLANs, while 
the filtering proposal is all about URL detection and re-direction which occurs at 
IP-and-higher session-aware locations  back in the ISPs data centres.

"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. "- 
Napoleon Bonaparte

or more modern..

Many journalists have fallen for the conspiracy theory of government. I do assure you 
that they would produce more accurate work if they adhered to the cock-up theory.

    —Sir Bernard Ingham

(howver, as a location for logging that is not for public knowledge, such as 
ECHELON-style taps for ASIO/ASIS and agencies-that-do-not-have-a-name.....
  [stop it. Don't feed the troll])


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