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Re: Fwd: SlashDot: "Comcast Gunning for NAT Users"

  • From: M. David Leonard
  • Date: Thu Jan 31 18:11:29 2002

	You know, if I had a cable modem I would have some sort of 
firewall router just to preserve my peace of mind.  I might even run NAT 
on the LAN side.  So the question is this:  can a customer use a firewall 
for *one* computer?  If so, how can the cableco determine whether there 
is a single computer or two computers or more behind a firewall?  I 
really don't think they can except in cases of egregious abuse.

					David Leonard

On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Eric A. Hall wrote:

> "Eric A. Hall" wrote:
> > If you use too much bandwidth, they will [] drop your service.
> ps--the original message sounds like they have gone beyond hunting down
> the people running warez servers and the like, and have gone into an
> agressive mode of pursuing anybody with a NAT regardless of their
> utilization. I have no idea if that is true. I don't think it would be a
> smart move on their part but that probably doesn't enter the equation.
> -- 
> Eric A. Hall                              
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