Re: please help FreeNet by becoming a node

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From: Enzo Michelangeli (
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 19:57:38 PST

There is also an issue of IP addressing. The only broadband (DSL) service
presently available in Hong Kong multiplexes IP addresses using IP
masquerading, which is adequate for clients but prevents servers from
presenting a fixed IP address to the outside world.


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From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
To: Steve Schear <>
Cc: Bill Stewart <>; Eugene Leitl
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Sent: Friday, March 03, 2000 5:06
Subject: Re: please help FreeNet by becoming a node

> In message <>, Steve Schear
> > 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
> > ,
> > >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
> > >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,
> > >affecting your neighbors.
> > >
> > >But you're right, it's a real concern for users of Freenet (btw, isn't
> > 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
> > for always-on connections. In the next year or so look for many/most
> > modems and DSL boxes to provide a firewall function or have it as an
> There are a lot of responses to that; the real issue is who controls the
> security policy.
> --Steve Bellovin

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