Posts tagged: Comcast

Suspension of disbelief applies to networking (Scripting News)

By , April 20, 2008 8:10 am

Suspension of disbelief applies to networking (Scripting News)

Another post by Dave Winer about Comcast’s ridiculous views (and limits) on (what they consider) excessive internet usage.

After reading his piece (He has an interesting take on having big brother looking over your shoulder while browsing btw) I went and read their FAQ on excessive usage and it looks like if I were one of their customers, I too, would be targeted for disconnection. They (somehow) figure that 2GB a month or more constitutes excessive usage on a hi-speed connection. 😯 Now I don’t send a lot of email or watch a bunch of movie trailers but I DO download a fair number of Linux distor’s and other software and I DO look at a fair number of pictures and read a lot of blogs and feeds, as well as listen to a bit of music and a few podcasts, and there have been DAYS that I’ve used that kind of bandwidth. πŸ™„

Guess I’m not one of their “normal” internet users either, Dave. And I’m REALLY glad I don’t depend on Comcast for my service and I pity those that have to.

One other thing that really gets me is that from what I am getting from his posts is they are charging him around $180.00 a month for this absurdly small amount of bandwidth. I had assumed from the previous post and the amount it cost him that he had a business connection or T1 but the FAQ he points to is for residential customers. I know prices are high in San Fransisco but if that’s a normal residential high speed internet bill there I’m sure glad I live in Alabama! 😯

A new reason to hate Comcast (Scripting News)

By , April 17, 2008 8:18 am

A new reason to hate Comcast (Scripting News)

Intimidation, the better business model, NOT. In the last few years it seems that this type of corporate behavior is becoming the standard. Could it have something to do with the way the government has gone from being “by the people, of the people, for the people”, (or however that goes) to “we is teh government and we will do whatever we wants to”. Don’t know, just a thought that flitted across the minds eye. What I do know is that I vote with my money and a business that gave me the attitude that Comcast has given Dave on this wouldn’t get another cent out of me. Here he is paying $180.00 a month to have them as a backup, tries them out as his main connection as he hears good things about them and they talk to him really bad for using their bandwidth. Not a good way of doing business in my book. Give them hell, Dave!

Broadband Network Management – CUSystems

By , April 7, 2008 11:13 am

Broadband Network Management – CUSystems
New traffic shaping can disrupt a Comcast Internet connection

Recently, it has been observed that Comcast is disrupting TCP connections using forged TCP reset (RST) packets [1]. These reset packets were originally targeted at TCP connections associated with the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol. However, Comcast has stated that they are transitioning to a more “protocol neutral” traffic shaping approach [2]. We have recently observed this shift in policy, and have collected network traffic traces to demonstrate the behavior of their traffic shaping. In particular, we are able (during peak usage times) to synthetically generate a relatively large number of TCP reset packets aimed at any new TCP connection regardless of the application-level protocol. Surprisingly, this traffic shaping even disrupts normal web browsing and e-mail applications.

Well that just makes me want to go right out and get me a Comcast Internet connection, NOT! πŸ‘Ώ

I’ve noticed several of the sites I check regularly have been having problems with dropped connections in the past few days. Guess either they are on Comcast or the connection is being routed through the Comcast net. Either way it’s a REAL pain in the arse and I’d thing that making folks reload time after time to finally get a connection would create MORE traffic than just letting it all through the first time. ArseHats! πŸ‘Ώ

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