Ok I've actually got some questions and comments because this set me
Please excuse my having the odd rant as well... :)
On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 10:34:55 +1300, Richard Naylor wrote
>- Virus infections of handhelds and mobile phones
> causing widespread problems for cell networks
> similar to worms that flood out IP networks.
The result of this would be what? Pushing more processing power in to the
handheld deviced so that they can protect them selves from these problems?
> - Bonus points for a bluetooth infection
Now there's a technology that I'm still to understand a benefit for. I've
read a number of books on it recently and am still left wondering why not
just make every device 802.11x compliang and reducing the number of
translations between different things that need to be done along the way....
Perhaps I'm just missing the point?
> - Extra bonus points if it floods newly
> VoIP telecom networks. Grim.
Bring it on!!! ????
This might seem like an insane comment given the mission that many of us
round here clearly have but answer me this...
Will this result in us just opening up bigger pipes to carry the load?
VoIP doesn't need much capacity. If we open the pipe so wide then will it be
that the VoIP can just slip thur anyway?
Please, don't flame and bash me... reason with me... I don't know that I'm
right and I'd like to understand more.
>- E-mail whitelist technology gains mainstream
> as spam hits critical mass. Spam recieved by astronauts
> in space.
I'd like to know how to make viagra free to anyone who ever wanted it - pick
it up at the super market along with your condoms! That might bring an end
to the 20 viagra messages I get each day?
How do we take the value out of products that spammers sell?
>- ISP's search for new business models
realizing that wireless
> providers are making a mint charging by the kilobyte, and more
> users just surf at work.
Care factor on this one in the Western world is zero as long as the
ligislators keep the rules we have in NZ the same.
If wifi sellers are making a mint then others are going to find out and join
the bandwagon... this then leads to more compeition which leads to more use
of the technology.
Eventually people will have the equipment and realise that they can do things
for free/own fixed costs.
Is there something I'm missing here?
>- Wireless network "terrorism" or
"porn" incident galvanizes
> legislators to force hotspot operators to get ID or credit
> card numbers from customers.
So what? You have to present id to get a mobile phone... What are you doing
with the service that causes you to be so worried?
Will this simply take the value out of hot spots and lead to the data being
given away for free?
>- Really Bad instant-messenger worm that we
can't do anything
> about because it doesn't use consistant tcp/udp ports.
Will this just force everyone back to following a set of standards?
Will this just cause smarter im software to be written?
Will this just cause systems to open connections to other systems and hold
them open for ever?
>- ISP's use managed anti-virus/security to
sell new managed services
> to users. Birth of the fully provider managed home PC?
Is this such a bad thing? Some of us have provider managed housing (I rent).
This will lead on to a war of managed service providers followed by a war or
software systems that claim to release you from the need to have managed
providers... hummm... history lesson time here? This is just a cycle that we
keep going thru - should we have a problem with that?
>- Affinity networks/six-degrees site privacy
> One is caught selling access data to airlines or
> transport security or something. Everyone feels sick
> as Friendster acquired by Equifax?
lol... hummm... everyone get on planes because it's safe this week...
everyone get of planes next week because it's not safe... everyone on,
everyone off, everyone on, everyone off, this seems to be a cycle as well.
This is driving us to learn more about our universe!
The people want the geeks to work out safe ways to image scan everything...
We have to work out how to look at very bit of bagage that goes on a plane
(as we can't tell people they can't take their own things) we have to develop
mri to the point where people can be viewed as they walk thru a scanner...
Think of the potential for health care if the airline industry was to drive
down the cost of mri equipment?
This puts us on course to eventually learn to teleport (star trek here we
Is this such a bad thing?
>- Private crypted networks used for P2P. Call them
> darknets, or in true arrr-pirate fashion, booty-nets.
pfft... there was a secret handshake to get into the tree hut when I was a
kid. what's changed?
>- Successful virtual worm network forged after a
> worm spreads its second phase and installs an onion
> routed virtual network. Maybe a new P2P network?
And would this one be bad?
>- Linux kernel made illegal, somewhere, for a
> Presidential candidate may admit to using it once,
> but didn't look at the source. RIAA/MPAA/DMCA a
> surprise US election issue.
I have no doubt that this one will happen at some time in the next 25 years.
Are they really this silly in the US now?
>- LEA access to ISP's formalized, spearheaded
> Cisco and its "lawful interception" capability.
> Court gag order placed on participating ISP's,
> disgruntled admin leaks details to Cryptome or
You mean this hasn't happened already?
>- More end-to-end control connections that
> identify/validate/authenticate end users. Eg,
> VPN's, SSL, PPP. An assault on anonymity and
> stateless protocols, or technologies that interrupt
> the statefulness of the connection between user and
> their primary providers. (eg, WiFi, P2P, UDP, VoIP).
Frankly I think this one is a 'washing machine' exercise as well.
I'm working on a project at present using vpn.
I looked at using Ipv6 and got told to stick to IPv4.
You have to jump thru hoops to get IPv4 address space even thou there's 1.5
billion unallocated addresses.
As I understand it you also have to pay for address space now and developing
on a limited budget I have neither time nor money to jump thru hoops.
>- P2P on the road to obselescence caused by higher
> bandwidth charges to home cable users in line with
> wireless costs. While there is a glut of bandwidth
> capacity available for transit, this is not the case
> for end-user consumption. Cable providers will lower
> bandwidth caps under the auspices of combatting piracy,
> enabling them to actually make money.
ba. This happened already.
This is a washing machine cycle process to drive uptake of data use and drive
the creation of neighbourhood owned networks.
>Given these sort of predictions, I don't mind
>being wrong. Have a good year, I'll post again
Richard if you know this guy thank him for his rant... I really enjoyed it
and it made me think :)
The technology exists to give every home 10mbits per second for $10 per month!
Ask not what your telephone company should do for you...
...but what you can do for your broadband community!