[conspire] (forw) Re: Comcast network upgrade blocks DNS blocking, could make SOPA self-incompatible

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 12 10:51:17 PST 2012

Another reason to avoid being a Comcast customer.

Direct link (i.e., not mediated by pulse.me) to the cited story is:

A minor point:  You may have noticed a box on the front page of
http://linuxmafia.com/ called 'Dept. of Web-Search Juice'.  Because my 
Web server has fairly high search prominence, some years ago, I started
posting links within that box to pages I hope to help show up on
searches of the anchor terms I use for the links.  Thus, one of my two 
links marked 'Comcast' now go to the above-mentioned story about Comcast
abusing DNS technology to manipulate its customers.

Most (not all) links in my 'Dept. of Web-Search Juice' are effectively a
Hall of Shame.

----- Forwarded message from Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> -----

Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:42:24 -0800
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: Deirdre Saoirse Moen <deirdre at deirdre.net>
Cc: Cheryl Morris <camorris at uniserve.com>
Subject: Re: Comcast network upgrade blocks DNS blocking, could make SOPA
Organization: If you lived here, you'd be $HOME already.

Quoting Dire Red (deirdre at deirdre.net):

> I knew there was a reason I was glad I dropped Comcast. Less evil in
> our lives.
> Comcast network upgrade blocks DNS blocking, could make SOPA 
> self-incompatible.
> http://pulse.me/s/4VeBB 
> Now here's a quirky twist in the ongoing SOPA opera. Comcast has just
> deployed DNSSEC technology across its entire internet ...  Read more

Without objecting in any way to what you say, I'll just point out that 
any Comcast customer who uses non-Comcast recursive DNS (his or her own,
OpenDNS, Google Public DNS) would completely evade Comcast's attempt to
control its customers through DNS redirection.

Getting back to your point, though, I absolutely concur:  Having found
out that Comcast was cheating you on billing, it was and is logical to
assume that a firm crooked in one area is probably crooked in many

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