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Re: more on the Comcast 250 GB/mo. problem

Hi Scott,

dont forget, that your's ISP last mile connectity is not sized for running high-traffic servers. They count with aggregation, because dont expect many users running any kind of server application. And I think there is nothing illegal in their business. If you want to run fast server, rent a server or ask Comcast to some business plan with less aggregation (and much much higher price, because it is last mile connectivity).

Btw, Im also running one Tor exit on cable Internet. I have not any traffic monitoring, but expect that Im also near to 300GB/month and Im just waiting on first call from my ISP ;). 300GB of traffic is far over any "normal" usage of home internet, especially in contry of former CCCP :-D:


On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 10:12 AM, Scott Bennett <bennett@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    Last week I found a voice mail message from a phone number I didn't
recognize, who claimed to be from the "Comcast Security Assurance Division",
demanding that I call them at yet another number I didn't recognize.  I called
the normal number to reach Comcast, explained what had happened, and gave that
person the phone numbers.  I was told then that those did not appear to be
Comcast phone numbers and that they had never heard of such a department or
division in Comcast.  I asked whether I should report the incident to the
police.  They said that would be a good idea, so I did report it to the local
police, stating that I suspected a possible phone scam aimed at identity theft.