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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. Specifically, we observe two different types of packet forgery and packets being discarded.
http://systems.cs.colorado.edu/media...ork_Management
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I'm taking bets as to what page the piracy argument starts on.
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ARRRR!!!!!!

YEE WALK THE PLANK COMCAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !




But I got charter, 16mb fTW.
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WE'RE IN UR INTEHNETZ, BLOCKIN' UR W3BPAGEz
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Comcast > Movement forward for US broadband

Gogo US corporations, you rule.
    
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Well, it's looking like Comcast is going to be pushing for the "Pay for use" format that they are testing in specific markets.

Sounds like bull to me, and nothing more than a crock for them to hinder service so that they can look at the FCC and go "Look!! We HAVE to filter for the better of all service" or some bull like that.

I HATE Comcast!! I'm patiently awaiting FiOS. SCREW COMCAST!!
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WE'RE IN UR INTEHNETZ, BLOCKIN' UR W3BPAGEz
ha! Too funny.
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ha! Too funny.
Seriously?

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Seriously?

*Waves shiny object in front of Subby's face*
YEZ! Seeryusly!
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Comcast is the spawn of Satan!
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