[GRLUG] Comcast and net neutrality

Michael Mol mikemol at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 20:01:09 EDT 2007

Both me and a friend of mine have encountered Comcast's filtering.
Since I found out that it's there, I can't help but wonder if any
given spurious RST packet came from them.

However, there may be a way around it, but it requires delaying action
on received RST packets to see if normal packets follow, which would
require modification of the TCP stack of the host and any NAT in

I think I'm going to send Levin and Stabenow a couple more letters
regarding Net Neutrality.

On 10/20/07, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> Those of you with Comcast might be interested in this:
> http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2007/10/19/comcast/
> For those of you that don't have Comcast,  what one
> company does others might follow.  Comcast has been
> less than forthcoming about its activities, and was dug
> out by the Associated Press.
> The head of SBC,  and later AT&T,  mumbled a couple
> of years ago that he didn't see why people should be
> able to use "his" fibers to put competitive services on.
> In that case phone service like Vonage.
> While companies like Comcast are trying to snow
> Congress in to thinking there is no need for net neutrality
> legislation,  clearly there is.  The alternative is to let
> outfits like Comcast do for the Internet what it and
> DirecTV have done for TV - just a sea of ads, with the not
> so subtle hint you might want to buy some premium
> services if you want to actually watch any programming.
> With the Internet we might end up paying for premium
> services just to stay where we are now.  Otherwise
> Comcast might just want to make your life miserable.
> And don't forget that it is a monopoly in many of the
> areas it serves.
>     -Bob
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