Re: please help FreeNet by becoming a node

Date view Thread view Subject view Author view

From: Steven M. Bellovin (
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 13:06:20 PST

In message <>, Steve Schear writes:
> At 09:56 AM 3/2/00 -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >It is worth noting that some bans on running servers are based on technology
> ,
> >not the business model of the provider. In IP over cable systems, there is
> >much less bandwidth available upstream than downstream, and it's much more
> >expensive to add more upstream bandwidth than it is to add downstream
> >bandwidth. If you run a server, you're chewing up a lot of capacity, and
> >affecting your neighbors.
> >
> >But you're right, it's a real concern for users of Freenet (btw, isn't that
> a
> >trademarked term?) -- I have the same problem as you do.
> Seems the firewall restriction is more of a concern. Anyone who cares
> about their PC's integrity and communication privacy should have a firewall
> for always-on connections. In the next year or so look for many/most cable
> modems and DSL boxes to provide a firewall function or have it as an option.

There are a lot of responses to that; the real issue is who controls the
security policy.

                --Steve Bellovin

Date view Thread view Subject view Author view

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Mar 02 2000 - 13:08:06 PST