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Re: Comcast using IPS to protect the Internet from their home user clients?
From: Steve Menard <smenard () nbnet nb ca>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 22:04:27 -0400

Frank Knobbe wrote:

Spam filtering and virus checking should occur on the carriers email
gateways/hosts, and not on the wire itself. I should have the right to
receive all the viruses I want in my email (perhaps for legitimate
research). As far as filtering inline, if it occurs on fixed critera
(i.e. port 25), I'm okay with it (even though I may not like it. As I
said, as long as I can tunnel around it, I'm fine :)
But if filtering occurs inline on undefined critera, then it may be of
concern. That is the reason that I posted the question if anyone else
had noticed that "some" filtering on "some" content is occurring.


Sure enough that's what happens in Aliant Bell-Sympatico land here in Eastern Canada Of course they won't tell the end-user it would squash their demand for Phone/Net Bill upcharges with monthly anti-virus add-on charges $4.99/month

And of course there's no indication that' it's turned on except when some knowledgeable user expects to receive such malware through 'regular' channels and it fails to materialize.

So Any body want to preove me wrong and send me malware ;-)

cc it to my account [non [baby-canadian-Bell] supervised]
realmalware at www dot dranem dot org So I know what was supposed to be sent ;-)


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