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Re: Vonage complains about VoIP-blocking

  • From: Stephen Sprunk
  • Date: Tue Feb 15 18:08:44 2005

Thus spake Bruce Campbell" <[email protected]>
> Introducing new devices that are intended to trust that big, bad, easily
> spoofable internet using non-secured protocols such as tftp in order to
> get their configuration from a non-local server shows a degree of trust
> not seen since the Famous Five, the BabySitters Club and pre '96 O'Reilly
> books on writing internet protocols.

Unfortunately, TFTP is the only protocol that many phone vendors
implement -- and VoIP operators aren't happy about it.  Some vendors have
started implementing HTTP(S), but it's far from common at this point.


Stephen Sprunk        "Stupid people surround themselves with smart
CCIE #3723           people.  Smart people surround themselves with
K5SSS         smart people who disagree with them."  --Aaron Sorkin