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Re: How insecure are cable connections, versus dialup?

On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 06:01:19PM -0800, Alvin Oga wrote:
> cable ... its you and all your neighbors .... watching/sharing that copper

Not quite.  It's about as insecure as any other network either way.
The shared bandwidth problem is a myth on cable, but severe on DSL
(DSL users get to fight with all other DSL users in thier entire city
for what bandwidth's left in the ATM cloud after all the gauranteed
connections (ISDN, T1/T3, etc) get thier share, cable users share with
whoever else is on thier node, usually no more than 70 folks, and the
bandwidth to the node is usually more than will ever be used by all
the users pegging at their bandwidth cap (usually 3 or 5

 .''`.     Baloo <baloo@ursine.dyndns.org>
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