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more on Emergency text messages and AB 2231
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 18:21:29 -0400



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From: "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb () cs columbia edu>
Date: April 2, 2006 5:29:26 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: Re: [IP] more on Emergency text messages and AB 2231

On Sat, 1 Apr 2006 17:01:17 -0500, David Farber <dave () farber net> wrote:


Unintended consequences can really get you with this one.  Cell phone
networks are often the first telecom technology to get overloaded (or
in some cases just fail completely) in an emergency.

Also note that according to some reports, sending too many SMS messages
can overload the voice signaling network; see
http://www.patrickmcdaniel.org/abstracts.html#abs6

                --Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb


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