[clug] Another thought on Cleanfeed

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Tue Oct 28 22:35:14 GMT 2008

On 28/10/2008, at 21:34 , Paul Matthews wrote:

> *If* we do see a 70% slow down as indicated in some papers, then given
> that my ISP and I had entered into a contract that he would provide
> access at a given rate, and not one that is 70% slower.... hmm ... I
> foresee a lot of ISP getting a lot of angry calls.

Incorrect assumption.

The contract with the ISP is for the base rate of the ADSL connection  
(to the ISP), and some volume of data from the Internet.

> *If* it is doing content filtering on the whole file, then what is the
> chance of *any* naughty four letter word appearing in a 4 Gb mostly
> compressed (ie random data) ISO. Not good if its 98% of the way though
> the download of course.

Yet another issue to notify The Greens about so Ludlum et al have some  
more fuel upon which to roast Sen. Conroy.


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